Episode #286 | Original Air Date: April 5, 2021
Florida is tremendously rich in biodiversity and has many kinds of ecosystems, some found nowhere else in the U.S. So, knowing the ecosystems where you live can help you decide what types of plants to use in your Florida-friendly landscape and the kinds of wildlife you may attract.
The familiar pinelands are the most common plant communities in Florida and are often interspersed with hardwood forests and different types of freshwater wetlands.
Along the coast, Floridians may live near beaches, dunes, saltwater marshes, and forested mangrove swamps.
Each ecosystem hosts its own wildlife community that you can attract with a properly designed Florida-Friendly landscape.
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