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Posted by: Katharine Forbes
9/25/2015
Paint your yard with the beautiful colors of native plants! They are adapted to variable weather conditions, and they are easy to maintain. Take advantage of the largest offering of native plants in north Florida during the 2015 Fall Native Plant sale, held Saturday Oct. 10 from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Morningside Nature Center. An exclusive member's sale is Friday, Oct. 9, from 4:30-6:30 p.m., and is open to members of the Friends of Nature Parks (FNP) and to members of the Florida Native Plant Society (FNPS). Memberships are available at the gate. Cash, checks and debit/credit cards are accepted. The sale is hosted cooperatively by the City of Gainesville’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department, the Friends of Nature Parks (FNP) and Paynes Prairie chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society (FNPS).
Posted by: Katharine Forbes
7/31/2015
The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department is reaching out to our community, seeking long-term volunteers to help support programs at Morningside Nature Center.
Posted by: Katharine Forbes
6/18/2015
Based on current or predicted weather conditions, observed conditions on site, or other factors, the Prescribed Burn Manager for the City of Gainesville, Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department, Nature Operations Division has cancelled the prescribed burn which had been scheduled for today. This cancellation is in accordance with safe management practices as defined by the Florida Forest Service and the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department.
Posted by: Weaver, Ludovica
5/20/2015
Prescribed Burn at Morningside Nature Center today, Wednesday May 20, 2015. Barnyard Buddies will not take place today.
Posted by: Katharine Forbes
3/19/2015
See what’s in bloom with colorful native plants for your landscape and garden! They are adapted to variable weather conditions and they are easy to maintain. Take advantage of the largest offering of native plants in north Florida during the 2015 Spring Native Plant Sale at Morningside Nature Center Saturday, April 4, open to the general public from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. An exclusive member’s sale is Friday, April 3, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., and is open to members of the Friends of Nature Parks and the Florida Native Plant Society only. Memberships are available at the gate. Cash, checks and credit/debit cards accepted at the sale.
Posted by: Weaver, Ludovica
3/4/2015

The City of Gainesville’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department will be conducting a prescribed burn at Morningside Nature Center, 3540 East University Avenue today, Wednesday March 4, 2015, as part of routine land management activities. If conditions remain favorable, approximately 19.5 acres are scheduled for an ecological fuel reduction burn. The Morningside Nature Center and Living History Farm will be closed to visitors during the burn. The Barnyard Buddies Program will not take place today, will resume next week.

Posted by: Katharine Forbes
11/13/2014
The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department and the Friends of Nature Parks present the Annual Cane Boil & FiddleFest at Morningside Nature Center Saturday, Nov. 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Event admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children ages 3-12 and children under three are admitted free.
Posted by: Katharine Forbes
10/1/2014
Barnyard Buddies will be canceled for Wednesday, October 01, 2014 due to construction on the barn roof at Morningside Nature Center’s Living History Farm. The program is expected to run next week at its regular weekly time, 3:00 pm on Wednesday. We apologize for any inconvenience. If you have any further questions, please call Ludovica Weaver at 352-393-8439.
Posted by: Katharine Forbes
9/22/2014
Take advantage of the largest offering of native plants in north Florida during the 2014 Fall Native Plant Sale at Morningside Nature Center Saturday, Oct. 4, open to the general public from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. An exclusive member’s sale is Friday, Oct. 3, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., and is open to members of the Friends of Nature Parks (FNP) and Paynes Prairie chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society (FNPS) only. Memberships are available at the gate. Cash, checks and credit/debit cards accepted at the sale.
Posted by: Weaver, Ludovica
8/20/2014
As part of the City of Gainesville, Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department, Nature Operation’s land management practices, a prescribed burn is scheduled for today, weather and site conditions permitting, at Morningside Nature Center, 3540 East University Avenue, beginning at 11:00 AM and ending before 5:00 P.M. This is an ecological fuel reduction burn, which will be conducted with support from the Florida Forest Service. All public access to the park and living history farm will be prohibited during the burn. Information about the burn is being made available to the local media. In an effort to promote public safety, and to restore and maintain the health of our natural resources, the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs staff work closely with the Florida Forest Service (FFS), the University of Florida (UF), Alachua County Fire Rescue (ACFR), Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), as well as the Gainesville Police and Fire Rescue departments.
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