The Nature Coast Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society meets the second Tuesday of every month at 7:00 PM at The Land O’ Lakes Community Center, 5401 Land O’ Lakes Blvd/US 41, Land O’ Lakes, 34639, between SR 52 and SR 54. The subject of the Tuesday, July 11, 2017 meeting is “Forensic Botany: How Bad Guys Can Bark Up the Wrong Tree”, presented by David W. Hall, Ph.D. David owns and operates an environmental and forensic consulting firm in Gainesville. He was previously employed at the University of Florida as the Director of the Plant Identification and Information Services. Dr. Hall holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Georgia Southern University and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in botany from the University of Florida. He is a recognized expert in forensics and plant identification and has published 13 books and over 150 articles. In addition to short courses, workshops, talks and seminars on forensic botany, plant identification and other botanical subjects, Dr. Hall has given expert testimony in many civil and criminal cases for both the prosecution and the defense.
Meetings of the Chapter are free, and all interested parties are invited to attend, to bring questions about their yard, and participate in light refreshments and the native plant drawing. Telephone inquiries are taken by Sandy at (727) 207-1853.
Chapter website: http://www.pasconativeplants.org.