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The Nature Coast Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society meets the second Tuesday of every month at 7:00 PM at The Land O’ Lakes Community Center, 5401 Land O’ Lakes Blvd/US 41, Land O’ Lakes, 34639, between SR 52 and SR 54. Land O’ Lakes Community Center is located on the west side of the highway. Enter the rear meeting room through the middle courtyard from the south side of the building. The subject of the Tuesday, March 12 program is ”Ants and Plants”. Although we often take them for granted, these fascinating and abundant social insects are major players in most terrestrial environments and impact ecosystem functions. Josh King, Assistant Professor at the University of Central Florida, Biology Department, will be discussing the general biology and ecology of ants. He’ll describe the natural history of several commonly encountered ants at home and in the garden, especially as they pertain to plants and plant communities. Dr. King’s area of expertise is the biology and ecology of native and invasive ants in Florida and the southeastern US.
Meetings of the Chapter are free, and all interested parties are invited to attend, to bring questions about their yard, and participate in light refreshments and the native plant drawing. Telephone inquiries are taken by Mary at (727) 849-2335.
Chapter website: http://www.pasconativeplants.org.