Episode #216 | Original Air Date: December 28, 2020
We're lucky in Florida to have incredibly diverse wildlife, but natural habitat areas are diminishing. Homeowners can help by creating a welcoming environment for our wild friends.
Wildlife need food, water, cover, and space. Add trees and plants that produce fruit and seed in your landscape. Plant foliage and flowers for butterflies, birds, and bees. Native plants can be a good source of food for animals and insects.
If you don't have a natural water source, consider building a small pond or placing a birdbath in your landscape
Protect your wildlife visitors by limiting pesticide use, or using the safest products available and keeping pets inside.
Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ in a Minute is a production of the University of Florida’s Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program, IFAS Extension, and WUFT-FM in cooperation with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.