Roadside wildflowers play an important role in sustaining native pollinators. They provide food and habitat for butterflies, bees and other beneficial insects as they pass between natural and urban areas. The Florida Wildflower Foundation has spearheaded a statewide effort to connect and protect native wildflower habitat along roadsides, and built a network of wildflower enthusiasts through its regional wildflower alliances. In this 90-minute workshop, we launch the North Florida Wildflower Alliance and show participants how to help conserve roadside wildflowers and set up a wildflower program in their counties. If you are interested in learning more or joining this effort, you won’t want to miss this presentation.
- Jaret Daniels, associate professor of entomology at the University of Florida and director of the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity at the Florida Museum of Natural History.
- Neil Greishaw, horticulturist for Alachua County Public Works
- Geena Hill, North Florida Wildflower Alliance Liaison, Florida Wildflower Foundation
- Liz Sparks, Panhandle Wildflower Alliance Liaison, Florida Wildflower Foundation
- Cindy Tramel, Deputy District Maintenance Administrator, Florida Department of Transportation District 2