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A Very Merry Caterpillar Mixer

December 14th 5:30PM-6:30PM 

While we will not have a presenter this month, the nursery will be brimming with our team of Plant Specialists and Designers, poised to address all your inquiries and assist you in embarking on your journey to create a thriving larval host landscape!

Doors open at 5pm. Program begins at 5:30pm. Location: Wilcox Nursery and Landscape, 12501 Indian Rocks Rd. Largo, FL, 33774

Enjoy complimentary wine while getting the lowdown on all the larval host plants we carry! Receive 15% off all native plants for an exclusive after hours shopping experience.


This event is free to attend! We can’t wait to see you there!

Wilcox Nursery’s Annual Spring Festival RECAP

In support of the West Klosterman Preserve

Our Spring Festival was a huge hit! From the speakers to the activities, local organizations to vendors, the day was packed with fun! A big thank you to all who came out and supported us and the West Klosterman Preserve. Thanks to your patronage, Wilcox Nursery will be donating $2543.14 directly to the preserve efforts. Thank you to all who attended, and especially those that supported WKP!

 

Did you miss the event, but still want to contribute? Click the button below to make a donation to save the WKP!

Highlights:

Weren’t able to attend? Want to get a snapshot of the festival? See the highlights below!

Speakers

Davis Byrkit, General Manager of Wilcox Nursery, talked about Wilcox’s 2023 theme: The Year of the Caterpillar. The theme talks about the importance of caterpillars as a part of ecosystems, and transitioning that principle into urban landscapes.

Tex and Kay Carter, President and Director of Operations of WK Preservation Group, talked about the history of the West Klosterman Preserve and the steps they are taking to raise money and save it.

George Heinrich of Heinrich Ecological Services gave a wonderful program on Gopher Tortoises and the research that has been conducted at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve. 

Activities

Native or Not Competition

Looking to test your native plant mettle? Step right up to our Native or Not booth! Your task will be to separate a selection of plants into two groups; native or not.  This event is ongoing throughout the day, so be sure to stop by and give it your best shot! Two tickets to enter. Prize for completion is a 10% off coupon for Wilcox Nurery’s online store.

Weeding Competition

Check out our second annual weeding competition at our Spring Festival! The name of the game is to weed your plants! Contestants have 60 seconds to weed the pots completely. First, second and third places get prizes! It was a fierce competition this year, but be on the lookout for next year’s event!

Kid’s Scavenger Hunt

The WKP booth will have scavenger hunts for kids to complete. This light scavenger hunt contains things commonly found around the nursery and completed hunts can be turned into the booth for a free pack of native wildflower seeds! Scavenger hunts given for donations of any amount at the WKP booth. No tickets required to participate.

Larval Host Plant Scavenger Hunt

We will have an ongoing larval host plant scavenger hunt! Entrants will be given a list of latin names for larval host plants, and will have to scour the nursery to find the common names and mark them down. Completing the entire hunt correctly will net you a $10 Wilcox Nursery gift card! Scavenger hunts given for donations of any amount at the WKP booth. No tickets required to participate.

Caterpillar Match

At this booth, we will have a grouping of caterpillars that need to be matched with their host plants. There are common and uncommon groupings, for beginners and experts alike. Are you ready to take on the challenge? One ticket per play. Prizes: 5% Wilcox Nursery online store coupon for common, 15% for uncommon.

Invasive Plant Identification

Want to test your invasive plant ID skills? Step right up to our booth! Take a stab at identifying some of the nastiest invasives for a chance to win free plants. One ticket per play. Correct entries will be entered into a chance to win. 

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