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Monthly Meetings

7:00 pm - Potluck


7:30 pm - Scheduled Presentation* 

* note: Photo Club has moved to third Thursdays on Zoom

Our public monthly meetings are held on the 1st Thursday of each month* from September through May each year. Everyone is welcome! Each July, an annual joint meeting is cohosted with the Suncoast Native Plant Society and Tampa Sierra Club (date and location announced in early summer). See speaker schedule and meeting locations listed below. 


To view past meetings or subscribe to our monthly lecture series, visit our YouTube channel.

Monthly Meetings
Meeting Locations:
Past Meetings:

Click the YouTube link above and select "Monthly Meetings" from our Playlists. Be sure to subscribe to our channel to stay up to date on new programs and events!

 UPCOMING SPEAKER SCHEDULE:                                  

You may attend meetings in person at the location indicated, join live via Zoom, or watch later by clicking the underlined presentation title. You can also view past years' presentations on our YouTube channel. Click on the underlined speaker's name to learn more about the speaker or topic.

2023 - 2024 MEETINGS: 

July 12 - Using the Power of Photography to Save Wildlife, by William Freund, Founder of the fStop Foundation

September 7 - Florida's Carnivorous Plants, by Kenny Coogan, Education Director of the International Carnivorous Plant Society (Tampa Garden Club)

October 5Florida Young Birders’ Club, by Jim McGinity (County Extension)

November 2 – Owls, by Fairl Thomas of Florida State Parks (Tampa Garden Club)

December 7Climate Change and Coastal Risks by Dr. Thomas Wahl of the University of Central Florida (County Extension)

January 4Aquatic Preserves in Tampa Bay and Pinellas County by Dr. Randy Runnels of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (Tampa Garden Club)

February 1Scrub-Jay Conservation by Audrey DeRose-Wilson of Audubon Florida (County Extension)

March 7Caracaras by David Goodwin of the Florida Ornithological Society (County Extension)

April 4Beach-nesting Bird Conservation by Holley Short of Audubon Florida (County Extension)

May 2Florida Environment and Natural History Collections by Christopher Kiahtipes, Ph.D., Curator of Florida Environment and Natural History of the University of South Florida Library (Tampa Garden Club)

July 17 - Annual Joint Meeting between the Tampa Audubon Society and the Florida Native Plant Society (Tampa Garden Club)

August 1 - Birding Board Game Night (County Extension)

May 4: Keep Cats Indoors to Protect Birds and People by Joni Hartzler, Lake Park Bluebird Trail Volunteer


April 6: The Value of Oak Trees and Other Native Plants by Joel Jackson, Environmental Advocate

March 2: Florida's Butterflies by Marc Minno, Lead Ecologist and Co-founder of Eco-Cognizant, Inc.

February 2: Tampa Bay Estuary Program by Joe Whalen, Science Communication Designer & Creator for TBEP


January 5: Tales from the Bluebird Trails, by Mary Miller, TAS Bluebird Trail Coordinator

December 1: Raptor Rescue and Birds of Prey by Nancy Murrah, President of Raptor Center of Tampa Bay

November 3: A Butterflies’ Guide to the Galaxy by John Lampkin, Award-Winning Butterfly Photographer and Citizen Naturalist

October 6: Preserves Bring Economic Value to Our County by Ross Dickerson, Manager, Hillsborough County Environmental Lands Management Division

September 1: Wetlands: One of Our County’s Most Valuable Resources by Kim Tapley and Kelly Holland, Hillsborough County Environmental Protection Commission 

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