Explore the following resources to discover more ways to create habitat for Florida’s native wildlife.
Gardening and Landscaping
- Craig N. Huegel. 2012. Native Wildflowers and Other Ground Covers for Florida Landscapes. University Press of Florida.
- Craig N. Huegel. 2010. Native Plant Landscaping for Florida Wildlife. University Press of Florida.
- Gil Nelson. 2010. Best Native Plants for Southern Gardens: A Handbook for Gardeners, Homeowners, and Professionals. University Press of Florida.
- Douglas W. Tallamy. 2009. Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants. Timber Press.
- Marc C. Minno, Jerry F. Butler and Donald W. Hall. 2005. Florida Butterfly Caterpillars and Their Host Plants. University Press of Florida.
- Jaret C. Daniels. 2000. Your Florida Guide to Butterfly Gardening: A Guide for the Deep South. University Press of Florida.
- Marc C. Minno and Maria Minno. 1999. Florida Butterfly Gardening: A Complete Guide to Attracting, Identifying, and Enjoying Butterflies. University Press of Florida.
- Florida backyard landscapes for wildlife
- Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program
- Florida Plants Online
- Institute for Regional Conservation
- Southwest Florida Water Management District
- Nancy J. Turner and Adam F. Szczawinski. 2009. Common Poisonous Plants and Mushrooms of North America. Timber Press.
- Winston Williams. 1998. Florida’s Fabulous Trees: Their Stories. World Publications.
- C. Ritchie Bell and Bryan J. Taylor. 1997. Florida Wild Flowers and Roadside Plants. The University of North Carolina Press.
- Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants
- Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants
- Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health
- Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council
- Florida Native Plant Society
- Florida Wildflower Foundation
- Poisonous plants, Cornell University
- US Forest Service - Celebrating Wildflowers
- Aquatic plant management and invasive plants
- How to Grow Wildflowers
Bees, Butterflies and Other Insects and Invertebrates
- The Xerces Society. 2011. Attracting Native Pollinators: The Xerces Society Guide, Protecting North America’s Bees and Butterflies. Storey Publishing.
- G. B. Edwards and Sam Marshall. 2002. Florida’s Fabulous Spiders. World Publications.
- Thomas C. Emmel. 1997. Florida’s Fabulous Butterflies & Moths. World Publications.
- Thomas Emmel and Mark Deyrup. 1997. Florida’s Fabulous Insects. World Publications.
- Butterflies and Moths of North America
- Butterflies of America
- Identification of insects, spiders and their kin
- North American Butterfly Association
- North American Pollinator Protection Campaign
- PollinatorLIVE: A Distance Learning Adventure
- Pollinators: U.S. Forest Service
- Pollinators (USFWS)
- Bill Pranty, Kurt Radamaker and Gregory Kennedy. 2006. Birds of Florida. Lone Pine Publishing.
- Winston Williams. 1994. Florida’s Fabulous Birds: Land Birds: Their Stories. World Publications.
- Stan Tekiela. 2010. Mammals of Florida Field Guide. Adventure Publications.
- Jerry Lee Gingerich. 1994. Florida’s Fabulous Mammals. World Publications.
Reptiles and Amphibians
- Winston Williams and Pete Carmichael. 1991. Florida’s Fabulous Reptiles and Amphibians: Snakes, Lizards, Alligators, Frogs, and Turtles. World Publications.
- Links to snake and frog ID
- Florida species field guides
- Online field guides to Florida’s rare plants and animals
Protecting the Waterfront
Citizen Science Projects
- Migratory Dragonfly Partnership
- Bumble Bee Watch
- Cornell Citizen Science projects
- Projects with National Wildlife Federation
- Projects with Audubon
- Florida LAKEWATCH
- Florida’s Springs