From the 2001 National Survey of Fishing, Hunting,
and Wildlife-Associated Recreation, 95% of Americans participate in
wildlife watching activities around the home. Sixty four percent
observe wildlife in their yards, and twenty percent maintain
plantings or natural areas around their yards to attract wildlife.
(For more results of this survey, visit the Economic Impact of Outdoor Recreation
In spite of this interest, millions of residents in
Florida don't realize how closely the health of wildlife
populations is tied to the health of their habitats- the living
spaces that provide animals with food, water, shelter and cover.
This guide suggests specific techniques for creating viable
habitats on small properties in Florida. We hope it will help you
attract, enjoy and conserve wildlife close to your home.
How to use this
information | Introduction | Contributors
What animals might live in your
Evaluating and creating a
Managing your backyard
Attract the wildlife you want
Supplementing your backyard habitat
for backyard Florida habitats