Wendy Poag is a Lake County recreation coordinator, responsible for environmental education and the restoration and management of 2,000 acres of public lands. She has been involved with the Florida Wildflower Foundation since 2008. Over the years, she has helped forge a close working relationship between FWF and Lake County, which recently dedicated several acres at PEAR Park, Leesburg, for an FWF weed seed control research project. Wendy leads other Lake County employees and project volunteers in doing quarterly evaluations of the wildflower research plots. Research results are expected in 2022.
Get the State Wildflower license plate to support the natural world
Everyone loves a field of flowers… especially the bees and butterflies that depend on them. But our flowers are vanishing from our rapidly developing landscape, and just when wildlife needs them the most.
Show your support for our natural world by purchasing the State Wildflower specialty license plate! Since 2000, the plate has raised more than $4.2 million for roadside wildflowers, gardens in public parks and schools, educational materials and more.
Your donation supports wildflowers, wildlife and wild places
Wildflowers are the heart of native Florida. Many of our most treasured and threatened wild creatures depend on them for survival. But wildflowers themselves are threatened.
Your tax-deductible contribution to the Florida Wildflower Foundation provides butterfly and bee habitat, educational programming for all ages, and research that advances the knowledge we need to better nurture our native habitat. We can’t do this work without the support of people like you.
Please give today. Our natural world depends on it.
See how your donation helps.
Options for Giving
One-time gift, you choose the amount.
Every tax-deductible gift brings wildflowers to roadsides, communities and school throughout La Florida, the “land of flowers.”
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A monthly gift often works best for many budgets. Choose an option from the list to be charged to your credit card each month.
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Join today to save wild Florida
Our members have raised more than $4 million to spread flowers along roadsides, research their mysteries, and teach people how Florida’s first flowers sustain bees and butterflies. Join them today in supporting native wildflowers and the wildlife depending on them.
Have the State Wildflower license plate? You’re a member! See below for information on registering your membership.
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- Action alerts
- Discounts on FWF events and field trips
- Copy of 20 Easy-to-Grow Wildflowers*
*Upon request; while supplies last.
Brightman and Nan Logan
A fifth-generation Floridian, Brightman Logan grew up roaming West Central Florida’s woods and wetlands. Now, much of the land he remembers – along with its creatures – is gone. He finds that troubling. “To me, there’s an urgency about preserving our habitats,” he says. “We’re losing so much of it so quickly.”
Through their longtime support of the Florida Wildflower Foundation, Brightman and his wife, Nan, are helping to reverse habitat loss and bring native wildflowers and plants to urban places.
“When I look at the Foundation’s accomplishments, I see the tremendous strides that have been made. We are leading the charge, making the public aware of Florida’s native plants and their roles in healthy habitat. The organization has done so much good for Florida.”