Meetings and Events

Our meetings are notorious for intriguing topics and a great light supper. If you want to meet the "who's who" in Hernando County or just learn all about native plants come to our general meetings. We look forward to meeting you!

Our regular monthly meetings are held at 7:00 PM on the first Monday of the month. Arrive at 6:30 for a light meal and socializing.

Please note: Our  meetings are currently held at Chinsegut Hill, 22495 Chinsegut Hill Road, Brooksville FL 34601 -  Click here for map

Our calendar (scroll down) features our and other like-minded organizations activities working to preserve and restore Florida's native plant communities. Educational programs will help you learn about native plants, both in the wild and in landscapes.


Monday, Sept 10th 2018, 7:00 pm
Chinsegut Hill Retreat

Exotic Invasive Plant Species: Holding the line

featuring Robert Lindemuth, Florida Forest Service

In our county, we are fortunate to have experts from several agencies on the watch for intrusions by the most noxious invasive exotic plants. This month's program will describe the surveillance underway in our Naturecoast Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (CISMA) including the "Early Detect, Rapid Response" program (EDRR). These measures are increasingly important as Hernando's hard freezes dwindle, and southern species march north. We will discuss which species that are most likely to migrate to our county to pose a management challenge, as well as what citizens can do to manage invasive plant species on private land.

About our speaker:  Robert Lindemuth (second from left) is a senior forester with the Florida Forest Service and currently serves as Co-Chair of the Nature Coast Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area. As part of their mission, the CISMA has an outreach program to inform the public about the exotic invasive plants that displace our native plant communities. 

Socializing starts at 6:30 pm with hearty and snacks and good fellowship; the official program starts at 7:00 pm. Join us at Chinsegut Hill Retreat, 22495 Chinsegut Hill Road, Brooksville FL 34601. 


Our Partners

Florida Native Plant Society
Throughout the state, our 30+ Chapters are hosting programs and fieldtrips that are open to the public, and feature the hallmark focus on our mission: conservation, preservation and restoration of the "Real Florida." Visit the FNPS website to explore the state-wide calendar.

Hernando Audubon Society
The Hernando Audubon Society's Web Site has event and activity information!  Go to: Hernando Audubon Home Page.

Chinsegut Conservation Center
Florida Fish; Wildlife Conservation Commission, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road (Route 476), Brooksville, FL.   Go to Chinsegut Events