Pretty wildflowers

2016 Florida Wildflower Symposium
When: Friday September 23rd-Saturday September 24th
Where: Silver Springs State Park
5656 E Silver Springs Blvd, Silver Springs, FL 34488
Why: Because wildflowers are beautiful, awesome, and important to Florida’s culture and economy!

This month, Silver Springs State Park is hosting the Florida Wildflower Foundation’s eighth annual Florida Wildflower Symposium, a one-of-a-kind educational event that celebrates the beauty of Florida’s native wildflowers and focuses on their conservation. The two-day symposium offers a range of fun and informative activities including field trips to local nature areas rich in wildflowers, movie showings, and workshops. There will also be a barbecue social in the newly renovated Silver Springs Ballroom, as well as guided nature walks through the park. Don’t miss this opportunity to explore the natural beauty of Florida! Register Today!

For decades, the Florida Wildflower foundation has educated the public about the importance of Florida’s wildflowers and funded research to increase their natural presence and commercial production throughout  the state. The nonprofit Foundation is partnered with the Florida Native Plant Society, Florida Association of Native Nurseries, Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, and Florida Master Gardeners to achieve its goals of education, research, and promotion of ecotourism. One day, the Foundation seeks to establish a wildflower that features exhibits, research facilities, and demonstration gardens. You can help by donating on their website, or by purchasing a lovely State Wildflower license tag.