6:00 pm - Photo Club*
7:00 pm - Potluck Dinner, Announcements
7:30 pm - Scheduled Presentation
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.
* To participate in the Photo Club meeting:
Name each photo file with your last name followed by the species (i.e., Lastname_Speciesname, such as Smith_Spoonbill, Johnson_Warbler, etc.) and save as JPG before uploading.
Upload photos as *.jpg files to our SmugMug account at least 24 hours before the meeting; limit 8 images or less, please.
Be ready to tell us about your photo during the meeting. You may attend in person or join via Zoom.
- If you have any questions, please email the Photo Club Coordinator in advance at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 5 – Florida Young Birders’ Club, by Jim McGinity (County Extension)
November 5 – Owls, by Fairl Thomas of Florida State Parks (Tampa Garden Club)
December 7 – Climate Change and Coastal Risks by Dr. Thomas Wahl of the University of Central Florida (County Extension)
January 4 – Aquatic Preserves in Tampa Bay and Pinellas County by Dr. Randy Runnels of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (Tampa Garden Club)
February 1 – Scrub-Jay Conservation by Audrey DeRose-Wilson of Audubon Florida (County Extension)
March 7 – Caracaras by David Goodwin of the Florida Ornithological Society (County Extension)
April 4 – Beach-nesting Bird Conservation by Holley Short of Audubon Florida(County Extension)
May 2 – Florida 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)
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