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Explore the following resources to discover more ways to create habitat for Florida’s native wildlife.

Illustration of purple martins

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.



  • 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. 


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.



  • 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.


Wildlife Identification 


Protecting the Waterfront 


Citizen Science Projects