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Attracting Wildlife with Unbridled Enthusiasm

May 8, 2020

Wildlife in the Environment "DAD! A BUMBLEBEE!” My son yelled excitingly the other day. Of course, it was a dragonfly, but to my two-year-old son, all flying insects are bumblebees. Five minutes later we found ourselves lifting logs, digging ... READ MORE

Category: Conservation, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Lawn, Natural Resources, Recreation, UF/IFAS Extension, Wildlife
Tags: Alachua, Attracting Wildlife, Conservation, Ecosystem Services, Environment, FFL, Florida Friendly, Florida-Friendly Landscapes, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Gardening, Insects, Landscape, UF IFAS Extension, Wildlife
beneficial wildlife, pollinators, native plant

Attracting Beneficial Wildlife to Your Yard

February 12, 2018

Ah, the sound of birds chirping. toads croaking and turkeys gobbling, music to my ears. Many of us take these sounds for granted. However, if you have ever spent time in the concrete jungles of cities, these sounds may not be as familiar to ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Wildlife
Tags: Attracting Wildlife, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Horticulture, Landscaping For Wildlife, Native Plants, Wildlife

Attracting Hummingbirds to Your Florida Garden

March 28, 2016

Spring is a busy time for hummingbirds. After wintering in Central and South America, species such as the ruby-throated hummingbird are now returning to Florida to build nests and raise their young.1 Now is a great time to learn about attracting ... READ MORE

Category: Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Home Landscapes, SFYL Hot Topic, Wildlife
Tags: Attracting Wildlife, Hummingbirds, Lawn & Garden Hot Topic, Native Plants, Ruby Throated Hummingbirds

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