Field trips- come explore the beauty of natural Florida with us

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FIELD TRIP RESOURCES

Field trips occur typically the second weekend of the month or depending on venue availability. Kindly review the Tarpaper and our schedule of events for complete details for the upcoming field trip.

 

October's Field Trip information can be found by clicking on the image! Please join us as we continue to celebrate October FL Native Plant Month with Eric Rollings, Orange County Chair of Soil and Water Conservation, at the Warea tract on October 21st

Want to view some cool pics from a particular field trip? Select the appropriate field trip from the drop town 'Field Trips Info' tab above to view resources and photos!

Some additional pictures from recent field trips are below for your pleasure. Come join us for some fresh air and light excercise as we immerse ourselves in the beauty of native plants in their natural habitat. If you are self-professed photo junkie or shutterbug, you'll love our field trips!

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Still not convinced? Check out this short field trip film by Jennifer Brown and the FNPS Education Committee (Debra Klein, Ellen Broderick, and Richard Brownscombe) with noted authors Dr. Craig Heugel and Dr. Roger Hammer at Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park  ☺

 

 

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SPECIMEN COLLECTION

Want to help us collect specimens, data, and photos on the fieldtrips for use in the UCF (FTU) and USF Herbaria?

To find out more about this project, click here. 
Tarflower intern wins at UCF Graduate research Forum:  http://www.graduate.ucf.edu/news/news.aspx?id=1534

Check out this information on specimen collection at these useful links:

http://www.botany.unimelb.edu.au/herbarium/files/MakeHerbSpec.pdf

http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/herbarium/voucher.htm

http://www.brit.org/herbarium/plantcollecting

http://www.brit.org/sites/default/files/public/Herbarium/Plant_Collection_and_Preservation_01.pdf

Example of Plant Label:

Plants of Florida

Vicia acutifolia Elliott
Fabaceae

Orange Co.: Tosohatchee State Reserve. Collected from study areas S of S.R. 50, N of Beeline Expressway and up to 4 km due E of St. Nicholas Road.

Coll. by: David Lee Hanon             No.: 111A
Det by: David Lee Hanon         March 8, 1986

University of Central Florida Herbarium (FTU)

Download a convenient and easy-to-use Data Entry Sheet here.