An MRC Lunch & Learn Hybrid Seminar
February 1, 2022
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
What’s the big deal about Florida native butterfly flowers? The Marine Resources Council is pleased to host this Lunch & Learn Seminar presented by the Native Butterfly Flowers Nursery. See below for video from this event.
The Presentation Explores
- Why What You Plant Matters, focusing on Florida Native Butterfly Flowers
- The benefits of native plants versus non-supportive plants in landscapes
- Impacts on wildlife and ecosystems
About Our Presenters
Tim Harrison and Anna Hutson created the Native Butterfly Flowers Nursery in 2015. They grow and sell Florida Native wildflowers, shrubs, and trees. The duo designs landscapes to create habitats for birds, bees, butterflies, and other wildlife, focusing on biological diversity. Their mission is to provide Florida Native plants to the retail public and create habitats that are useful for wildlife, environmentally friendly, and sustainable without using fertilizers or chemicals of any kind. The Native Butterfly Flowers Nursery strives to bring environmental awareness through outreach and education by changing traditional landscaping practices and encouraging people to create areas where life can be abundant.
Tim Harrison has a Bachelor’s in Conservation Ecology from AASU in Savannah, GA, and has been working as a landscape designer and horticulturist in Georgia and Florida since 2005.
Anna Hutson has a Bachelor’s in Forest Management and Conservation from the University of Florida. She has worked as an Eco-Tour Guide in Florida natural ecosystems and as an Environmental Educator in Alachua and Brevard Counties.
MRC’s Lunch & Learn Webinar series is a long-standing and cherished social offered to the East Central Florida coast region, and is supported by volunteers and the community’s charitable giving. If interested and able, we ask participants to donate toward our guest speaker series. All donations are tax-deductible. For more information on the Marine Resources Council, please visit SaveTheIRL.org.