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Learn to Attract Florida Wildlife to Your Property

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Offers Detailed Instructions

If you are a lover of nature and wildlife, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission would like to invite you to learn how to attract wildlife to your yard by planning and planting for their needs.

The process or attracting birds and other wildlife is relatively is simple and usually satisfying. It requires an adequate supply of food, water and shelter to provide the habitat they need to survive, increasing the number and variety of species that visit your property. As a result you will have an opportunity to observe them more closely. The details are contained within a 40-page booklet entitled "Planting a Refuge for Wildlife."

First printed in the 1980s and now revised and updated, the booklet is designed to help a new generation of landowners attract, enjoy and conserve wildlife.

Get Started

The booklet will help you

• entice a variety of animals to your property;

• evaluate your current landscape and create a habitat plan;

• select the appropriate native plants;

• design a bird, butterfly or pollinator garden;

• add nest boxes, feeding stations and water features.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission offers copies of "PLANTING A REFUGE FOR WILDLIFE" with a minimum order of ten copies. For bulk and wholesale order forms please call FWC at 850-488-8755..


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