Florida Wildflower Day

Where is IFASBOOKS this week?

Florida Wildflower Day

August 20

10 am – 1 pm

Florida Museum of Natural History

3215 Hull Road

Gainesville, FL

Join us at the Florida Museum of Natural History’s Wildflower & Butterfly Garden! The museum team will be replanting thousands of wildflowers and grasses and they want to show you what they’re doing, and why. Talk with local groups about native Florida wildflowers and plants, pollinator-friendly landscaping practices, and much more!

The IFAS Extension Bookstore will be there with many of our resources about Florida wildflowers and pollinators. Books will be available for purchase at the museum giftshop.

Book cover, Wildflowers of Florida Field Guide

Wildflowers of Florida Field Guide

Jaret C. Daniels and Stan Tekiela

Adventure Publications

How many times have you wished you knew the name of a wildflower you saw, whether for gardening, journaling, or just impressing your friends? Wildflowers of Florida is the perfect companion for “flower-watching.”

This is a handy field guide to help the curious nature-seeker identify 200 of the most common wildflowers found in Florida’s gardens, pastures, rights-of-way and natural areas. It features full-page, professional-quality color photographs and concise information critical to accurate identification. It’s also organized by flower color and size with icons to make identification quick and easy.

428 pp.


Book cover, Keep Monarchs SafeKeep Monarchs Safe

Illustrated by Samm Wehman Epstein

Written by Kristin Rossetti and Jaret Daniels

Monarch butterflies are perhaps the most celebrated insects in the world. But without our protection, monarch populations can decline and their spectacular migrations could soon be a thing of the past.

Fortunately, there are some simple steps we can take to help monarchs, as outlined in this educational coloring book suitable for children and adults.

As you color in Samm Wehman Epstein’s charming illustrations, you’ll experience the monarch’s life cycle and seasonal migrations. You’ll also learn about the milkweeds and other host plants that serve as a food source for caterpillars. The book closes with a glossary and a checklist of ways you can help monarch populations thrive.

Perfect for classrooms, outdoor activities, or just relieving stress, Keep Monarchs Safe is a creative way to learn about this imperial species.

26 pp.


Your Florida Guide to Butterfly Gardening

Jaret C. Daniels

University Press of Florida

In this easy-to-use and brightly illustrated introductory guide, lepidopterist Jaret Daniels shows beginning gardeners how to create a haven for butterflies and other flower-loving wildlife in Florida and throughout the Deep South.

Your Florida Guide to Butterfly Gardening offers a full-color look at Florida’s most common garden butterflies and the plants they prefer for food, shelter, and egg-laying. The book features recommended plants and garden layouts designed for major growing zones in Florida and neighboring southern states.

256 pp.


For more, visit ifasbooks.ifas.ufl.edu

Summer Hours: 9 am – 4 pm


Posted: August 15, 2022

Tags: Florida Museum Of Natural History, Florida Wildflower Day, UF IFAS Bookstore

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