Serenoa Chapter

Florida Native Plant Society

Welcome !

COVID-19 Procedures in place: Monthly meetings will be held virtually. Monthly Field Trips will follow CDC guidelines: wear a mask and keep 6’ distance when possible.



(DeSoto, Sarasota, Manatee, and Hardee Counties)

Meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of the month, September through May.  New this year, meetings will be held via Zoom. For the best experience we recommend you download the Zoom app ahead of time at

Serenoa Chapter will convene for a short business meeting at 7:00pm followed by the evening's program.  A moderated Q&A session will be held with the speaker after the presentation.

Field Trip Information

CDC Guidelines state Lowest risk: Virtual-only activities, events, and gatherings.

More risk: Smaller outdoor and in-person gatherings in which individuals from different households remain spaced at least 6 feet apart, wear masks, do not share objects, and come from the same local area (e.g., community, town, city, or county).

Serenoa Chapter members will wear masks to field trips. Tour guides may remove a mask to speak as long as they remain more than 6’ away from the group when speaking.

In the past we have picnicked together after the field trip. We will not be doing this as eating in close quarters is not recommended at this time. 

Directions will be given as each of the field trips approaches. If you cannot attend the prior general meeting to learn about directions, please contact Fran Palmeri at (941) 544-6148 for more information.

Executive Board Meetings

Serenoa Chapter board members and at-large members meet on the first Tuesday of the month. All members are welcome! Meetings are held from September to May at 6:30 pm Meetings are relaxed affairs with promises to be done as close to 8 pm as possible. Please contact  Erica Timmerman at (941) 773-8643 for more information.

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