Welcome !

The Lake Beautyberry Chapter is proud to serve Lake County

Our next meeting will be on ZOOM, on Sunday, September 19th at 2 pm. Lavon Silvernell will present our topic: Landscaping For Birds, Water Conservation, and Species Diversity. A Zoom link will be sent to members and friends a week ahead of time. Let us know if you are not already recieving our emails and we will be glad to add you to the list:
Lavon Silvernell is not a stranger to Beautyberry audiences. She has presented a Landscaping for Birds program for us before. But there have been many new photos donated by avid photographers, with new plant suggestions and new images of landscapes that most homeowners would enjoy on their property, plus more stories of the birds that use them. Perhaps the most important message is that a landscape teeming with birds, butterflies, flowers, trees, and shrubs uses less water, little or no fertilizer and chemicals, and sends clean rainwater back to the aquifer or watershed. We hope to create a new standard of landscaping beauty for the neighbors. A style of landscaping that becomes more critical every day as Lake County grows and changes

Lake County Wildflower Festival

on Saturday, October 2nd

Click HERE for a PDF copy of the flier


We Need Volunteers!

Members and Supporters,

It's time to step up and help make our 2021 Lake County Wildflower Festival on October 2 (9 am to 2 pm) a success!  There are lots of ways to help . . .

Volunteer -

If you can volunteer to help at the event, please complete the survey (even if you have already emailed that you can volunteer).  The questions will help us match people with volunteer positions.

LCWF Volunteer Survey

Once we have survey responses our volunteer coordinator, Karin Biega, will get back to you with assignments and other information.  If you have questions email Karin.

Volunteers will receive a 50% discount on up to 6 1-gallon plants purchased at the event. 

Other ways to help -

Follow the event on Facebook.  Liking the page and indicating your interest will help promote the event.

Distribute flyers. Katrina Stephenson has designed a great flyer to promote the event (attached).  Post the flyer on NextDoor, email it to your friends and family and other organizations, and print it and post it around town (public bulletin boards, community clubhouses, restaurants, shops, gyms, etc.).

Ask high school students or other young adults to volunteer.  We need volunteers to welcome attendees and to help move and load plants for customers.  If you know someone who would like to help send an email or have them contact  Also use this email address to request a volunteer flyer.

Thank you!


Meeting Schedule and Location

Our next meeting will be on Sunday, September 19th at 2 pm but will be on ZOOM due to meeting limitations at Trout Lake, We hope to resume our in-person meetings in November.

The Lake Beautyberry Chapter meets on the third Sunday of every other month (odd months) at the Trout Lake Nature Center, 520 E. County Road 44, Eustis (see map below).

Directions: Take SR 19 north out of Eustis to the intersection with CR 44 East and turn right at Winn-Dixie and CVS Pharmacy, then go 1/4 mile to the nature center entrance on the right.