Florida Wildflower Foundation News
New site launches
Date Posted: Jan 11, 2011
Welcome to our new Web site - Florida’s best resource for native wildflower information. Using the menus at the top of each page, here’s what you’ll find:
- The Home page displays the latest wildflower news, calendar events and a selection of wildflower photos while introducing the site’s resources.
- The Learning Center includes native wildflower learning resources, such as books, PDF downloads and links to information on the Web. There’s a library to peruse, as well as a video theater and a Kids’ Corner, where youngsters can take a quiz, download coloring books and puzzles, and find links to other activities.
- Growing Wildflowers offers videos, downloads and links to information on using wildflowers on roadsides and in landscapes, restoration projects and roadsides. You’ll also find information on our Seeds for Schools program, as well as reports from past grant projects. Watch this space for news of two new grant programs under construction. Want more wildflowers? The Resolve to Protect Wildflowers page under the Growing Wildflowers menu can show you how to work with your county.
- What’s in Bloom is an interactive photo gallery that pinpoints locations of blooming wildflowers across the state. Visit the page to learn how to submit your shots to help us build seasonal galleries.
- Wildflower Research features program information and photos and reports of projects sponsored by the Foundation. A searchable research literature library is being built and will be added to the page this spring.
- The Action Center found at the bottom of each page makes it easy to contact us; send us a photo; subscribe to our e-newsletter; find Florida wildflower “channels,” such as Facebook, Flickr and YouTube; make a donation; become a member; purchase a State Wildflower license tag and more.
- Meet our board members and staff, and find out more about the Foundation’s mission and vision on our About the Foundation page. You’ll also find information about the State Wildflower license tag, which for 10 years has supplied the only consistent source of funding for Florida’s native plants.
- Read our Blog for tidbits gleaned from the Internet, thoughts on wildflowers, volunteer opportunities, messages from the Foundation, and more.
As with any new Web site, there are wrinkles to smooth. However, we invite you to share your suggestions and opinions by emailing them to Lisa Roberts, Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.