Native Plants, Pets & Diseases Seminar

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The Lake Beautyberry Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society (FNPS) is offering a free seminar on “Native Plants Pests and Diseases” on May 15, 2022 at Trout Lake Nature Center in Eustis.

Native plants are often more resistant to pests and diseases, but they are not free of them. Learn about common pests and diseases of native plants and how to manage them. Even a few native plants in your garden can attract more birds, butterflies and pollinators. Join us and learn about common garden pests in your native plant garden and how to manage them without harsh chemicals that can harm our native birds, pollinators and beneficial insects.

Seminar starts at 2:00 p.m. at the Trout Lake Nature Center, 520 East, County Road 44, Eustis, FL or arrive at 1:30 to chat with a chapter member.  The Lake Beautyberry Chapter of FNPS meeting will immediately follow seminar and all are welcome to attend.

Speaker, Jamie Daugherty is the UF/IFAS Lake County Residential Horticulture agent. She holds degrees in environmental biology, ecology and forestry. Her work in extension has allowed her a greater reach in her passion for environmental education.

The mission of the Florida Native Plant Society is to promote the preservation, conservation, and restoration of the native plants and native plant communities of Florida.For more information regarding this seminar, please contact Peggy Schochet at  For more information about the Lake Beautyberry Chapter of FNPS please visit 


  • Sunday, May 15, 2022 | 02:00 PM


Trout Lake Nature Center, 520 E. C.R. 44, Eustis 32726  View Map

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