Due to Covid-19, Pine Lily will be holding virtual meetings 

Upcoming meetngs will be on-line until it is safe to resume in-person meetings.

Check our Past Presentations page for programs from recent on-line meetings.

Upcoming Events:

October 28, 2021

Speaker: Erin Stewart video, Archbold Biological Station Native Plant Phenology (the study of plant flowering)

November 25, 2021


December 23, 2021


Once we can meet again, please join us

Every 4th Thursday of the Month
6:00 PM to 6:30 PM – Social and Refreshments
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM – Chapter Meeting

Kissimmee Utility Authority
1701 W. Carroll Street, 3rd Floor Board Room
Kissimmee, FL 34741

(Use the Map Below for Directions)

Past Events:

July 22, 2021

Speakers: Chris Kincaid - Tree Diversity in Osceola County

Chris Kincaid was born in Tennessee, and spent his childhood in Arkansas where he spent his free time
immersed in the Ozark and Ouachita Mountains and bottomlands of the Mississippi Delta. As a young man
Chris worked with the Boy Scouts of America on their national staff in Cimarron New Mexico, as a
backcountry trail crew foreman and eventually promoted to Associate Director of Conservation. He later
went to work as Arkansas State Parks Trail Maintenance Supervisor and was later promoted as a Park
Superintendent and spent seven years working along the shore of the Arkansas River. Upon moving to
Florida in 2007 he worked as the Recreation Coordinator for the Bunnell District of the Florida Forest
Service. Shortly thereafter he was certified as a Florida Wildland Firefighter and two years later graduated
from the University of Florida. In 2015 he accepted the position of Public Lands Specialist with Osceola
County Parks and was promoted to his current position in of Urban Forester in 2016. In his free time Chris
spends time playing music, foraging wild edibles and observing and photographing wildlife. Chris holds a
bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management and a master’s degree in Forest Resources and
Conservation, a minor in Soil and Water Science and a graduate certificate in Wetland and Water
Resources Management.

August 26, 2021

Speaker: Deborah Green, Orange Audubon – The Caterpillar Connection

September 23, 2021

Speaker: Mark Robinson of Revival Gardening Enriching Your Soil

June 24, 2021

Speaker: Rocky Milburn with Tampa Bay Sierra Club – The Native Plant and Bird Interface

September 24, 2020

Speaker: Juliet Rynear: "The Florida Native Plant Society: Our Mission in Action"

Juliet Rynear is the Executive Director of the Florida Native Plant Society and previously served as the Society’s Conservation Committee Chair for 6 years. 

Juliet’s work has focused on the conservation of the genetic diversity of Florida’s native plants and the restoration of native plant populations and plant communities.  She has extensive experience managing projects that include population introductions, population and community rescue, habitat restoration, and habitat monitoring. 

She received a Master of Applied Science in Environmental Policy and Natural Resource Management from the University of Denver and earned a Certificate in Applied Plant Conservation from the Center for Plant Conservation. 

Juliet has enjoyed a lifelong love of plants and seeks to inspire others to experience the transformative power of our natural world.

Learn about some of our projects across Florida in support of our mission.  You will hear about our efforts to preserve natural lands from development, conservation of rare native plant species and about a few major rescue and restoration projects.

January 28, 2021

Speaker: Florida Native Plant Slideshow

February 25, 2021

Speaker: Francine Prager: "Tampa Bay Bats"

Topic: “Bats of the World” This is a comprehensive program highlighting bats throughout the world and Florida and their habitat. After the presentation there will be a question-and-answer period.

March 25, 2021

Speaker: Jennifer Cobb Adams: "Light Pollution- How Can We Reduce Its Impact on Us
and our Environment?"

April 22, 2021

Speaker: Scott Davis: "Milkweeds of Florida"

May 27, 2021

Speaker: Zach Prusak: The Nature Conservancy “Biodiversity Through Pyrodiversity”

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.