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For Home Landscapes

Many Floridians are designing landscapes that welcome wildlife. Select plants with seeds, fruit, foliage, flowers, or berries that provide food.  Supply sources of water, such as a rain garden or birdbath. Leave snags (dead trees), if they do not create a hazard, for birds to perch and nest. Add plants that increase vertical layering to provide more cover and feeding for wild critters. Build a bat house, or plant host plants for butterflies, to attract these Floridian friends to your yard. Reducing insecticide use can be good for you, native animals and beneficial insects.


  • You and your community can observe various wildlife species
  • Increased habitat areas support Florida’s wildlife
  • Wildlife may control certain landscape pests
  • Beneficial insects help reduce pests and may help pollinate your flowers
Attract Wildlife Guidance