LARGO – The Pinellas chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society will sponsor a program Wednesday, Jan. 8, 7 p.m., at Pinellas County Extension, 12520 Ulmerton Road.
Presented by the Pinellas chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society, the program will be facilitated by George R. Kish, co-author of “Native Florida Plants for Drought and Salt-Tolerant Landscaping.” Kish will share the descriptions and photographs native plants that will thrive with little care in the yards of most Florida homeowners.
This event also will include announcements of local environmental issues and upcoming events, light refreshments, a silent plant auction, and seed swap. Kish is a part-time instructor at St. Petersburg College, Seminole campus, and an affiliate of the National Phenology Network. He is a co-author of the second edition of “The Right Native Plants for Dry Places” and is a frequent lecturer on such topics as native plant gardening, Florida ecology, and phenology. He collaborates with federal and state agencies, botanical gardens, universities, middle schools, high schools, and nature centers to engage the public in citizen scientist activities.