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Florida West Coast Bromeliad Society April meeting
April 3, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pmFree
Dr. Teresa Cooper will give a presentation on the Save Florida’s Bromeliads Conservation Project she established in 2015 in an on-going effort to control the invasive Mexican weevil that is destroying Florida’s bromeliads. Prior efforts to use classical biological control did not work and the new organization’s was created to promote intensive conservation and research to preserve the bromeliads. Dr. Cooper will talk about the history of bromeliads and the weevil in Florida, alternative methods for controlling the weevil, and conservation efforts that are being put into action to save Florida’s bromeliads.
Bromeliads and bromeliad-related art will be for sale at the meeting.