Give our local plants a chance. Gather at the meeting at 9:00 am on Saturday, January 27, 2018 in warm clothes, shoes that can get muddy, and prepare to collect exotic invasive plants and trash from our woods to make them a better place for the creatures that live there. With buckets, trash bags, and latex gloves provided by the City of Gainesville, we spend two hours enjoying the woods and each other’s company while taking bright red berries off Coral Ardisia (Ardisia crentata) plants before digging them up or pulling them up by the roots. We collect the bottles, cans, food wrappers, balls and occasional oddities we come across. We bring them all back to put in garbage cans by the meeting mail box for the city to collect later in the day. We will have tickets are available for a post-collection celebration after at Morningside Nature Park.