Invasive plants pose a threat  to natural lands because they choke out native species, clog waterways, creating monocultures that disrupt more balanced ecosystems that other species rely on. Pictured here is the Brazilian pepper which smothers native vegetation.  Such nuisance plants pose land management problems because their eradication is impossible and control is expensive.


A complete list of invasive species can be found at the Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council



Information & Website

 Park Naturalist:

Debbie Blanco


Next Meeting: 4:30

2nd Tues. resuming in the fall of 2017

Picnic Pavilion

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Sarasota County

Field Guide

to Conservation Lands

(download 64pp. PDF)

 Sarasota County Natural Lands

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