Noon Lecture: Florida’s State Tree: More mysteries of the Cabbage Palm

Noon Lecture: Florida’s State Tree: More mysteries of the Cabbage Palm

Florida’s State Tree: More mysteries of the Cabbage Palm, Sabal palmetto with Jono Miller

 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m. – Great Room by the Bay

Jono Miller is a natural historian, environmental educator, and activist who has worked for a third of a century to understand and protect the wild places in Southwest Florida.  He’s provided leadership on protecting over 60,000 acres in Sarasota County and for the past seven years he has been chronicling the natural and cultural history of our state tree, the cabbage palm, an effort that became his thesis in the Florida Studies Masters program at USF St. Pete. A former Director of the Environmental Studies Program at New College of Florida, he currently serves as an assistant to the college’s Vice President.

The cabbage palm, a crucial species in many native plant communities also has a colorful role in history. Despite its natural and cultural importance, this species has been largely under-researched. Jono will be relating some of the more intriguing stories he has uncovered and sharing some of the remaining puzzles regarding Sabal palmetto.

Free with admission. No RSVP required. Please enter through the Welcome Center.