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Life Explorers Speaker Series: Wildflowers of Mead and You

November 16, 2023 @ 10:00 am 11:30 am

Topic: Wildflowers of Mead and You

Speaker: Stacey Matrazzo

Date: Thursday, November 16, 2023

Doors open: 9:45 A.M.

Program Time: 10:00 – 11:30 A.M.

Location: Azaela Lodge, Mead Botanical Garden, 1300 S. Denning Drive Winter Park, FL

Cost: Free – Join us for refreshments and conversation

Who doesn’t love the sight of beautiful little flowers peeking up from the forest soil or a vast field filled with vibrant colors dotting the landscape? To inspire us to learn more about these natural wonders, Stacey Matrazzo, Executive Director of the Florida Wildflower Foundation, will be the guest speaker at Mead Botanical Garden’s Life Explorer’s Series on November 16. She will enlighten guests on ‘Wildflowers of Mead and You,” a program designed to highlight the many species of wildflowers in bloom at Mead throughout the year. She will also delve into the environmental benefits of native wildflowers and show examples of the incredible beauty of these natural treasures.

Matrazzo joined the Florida Wildflower Foundation in 2015. She is an environmental educator with a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies and a master’s degree in liberal studies from Rollins College, where she is also an adjunct professor. She is the co-author of Native Plants for Florida Gardens which she wrote with botanist/restoration ecologist Nancy Bissett.

A native Floridian and certified Florida Master Naturalist, she spends her free time kayaking, hiking, birding and photographing Florida’s natural environments.