FNPS Mangrove Chapter July 29 Field Trip

FNPS Mangrove Chapter July Field Trip

The Mangrove Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society invites the public to join in a nature walk on Saturday, July 29, 2017. Our trail guide will lead us through Cedar Point Environmental Park along the Big Pine Trail. Walkers will meet at the Center at 9 am.
Cedar Point is located at 2300 Placida Rd in Englewood. The 115 acre park is Charlotte County’s flagship environmental park, with a broad range of habitat diversity and wildlife sightings along its trail system. It is a haven for bird watchers, wildlife observers and native plant gardeners and home to a countless variety of birds and plants.

Within the park, visitors can view the unique “Cookie House.” The log “stovewood” construction technique and architectural style of the small one-story Cookie House are rare. Disks cut from pine logs were stacked on edge in cement mortar mixed with beach sand. The style, once popular in rural Wisconsin, gives the appearance of brown cookies on a white plate. The Cookie House at Cedar Point is the only known example in Florida.

Cedar Point also boasts a lovely Native Plant Demonstration Garden and Butterfly Garden that are tended weekly by a volunteer crew of Garden Keepers from the Mangrove Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society (FNPS). The Center itself offers a multitude of interesting displays, informative literature and a large classroom where area students gather for interactive workshops.
Entrance to the park is free.

DIRECTIONS: From the intersection of SR 776 and Placida Rd. at Merchant’s Crossing in Englewood, travel south on Placida Rd. for 1 mile. The entrance to the park is on the right (the west side) of Placida Road across from Lemon Bay High School.
Directions are also available on the Mangrove Chapter website: mangrove.fnpschapter.org
For more information you may contact Al Squires at 941-769-3633 or email him at ahsquires1@comcast.net
The Florida Native Plant Society promotes the preservation, conservation, and restoration of the native plants and native plant communities of Florida. Meetings, field trips and special events are free and open to the public.

At: Cedar Point Environmental Park

2300 Placida Rd.
ENGLEWOOD Florida, 34223

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