Food Fruit Bearing Nectar Plants Larval Plants Cover Water Puddling Station Birdbaths Managing For Wildlife Weeds Nuisance Animals More Information Attracting Wildlife Author: Rebecca McNair All Animals Need: Food Cover Water Space
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Managing For Wildlife
Author: Rebecca McNair
Attract a variety of birds, reptiles, bats, butterflies and other insects
Tupelo Nyssa ogeche
Wild grapeVitis sp.
Beautyberry Calicarpa americana
(USDA Zone 5-9)
(USDA Zone 6-9)
Gallberry Ilex glabra
Dahoon HollyIlex cassine
Photo by Joe Schaefer
Bluestem Palm Sabal minor
Southern Red Cedar Juniperus silicicola
Sea Grape Coccoloba uvifera
Cardinal flowerLobelia cardinalis
Buttonbush Cephalanthus occidentalis
Red variety is non-native
Mexican Flame VineSenecio confusisNectar Plantsfor South Florida
Firebush Hamelia patens
Yellow Shrimp PlantPachystachys lutea
Red Shrimp Justicia spicigera
Willow, Salix caroliniana is a larval host of the Viceroy.
Matchweed, Phyla nodiflora is the larval host of the Buckeye.
Bays are larval food for the spicebush swallowtail.
Larval host of Monarch and Queen
Larval host of Gulf Fritillary
Larval host of Atala butterfly, found only in southeast Florida.
Wild TamarindLysiloma latisiliquum larval host of Cloudless SulphursLarval Plantsfor South Florida
Green Shrimp Blechum brownei
Larval host of the Malachites
Larval host of Giant Swallowtail
Larval host of Pipevine swallowtail
Senna mexicana var. chapmaniiSenna(syn. Cassia)Senna spp. (USDA Zone 10-11)
Larval host of Sulphurs
(non-native)Desert Cassia Senna polyphylla
Puddling-Butterflies obtain water and minerals from liquid in pore spaces.
Audubon Society recommends changing the water and cleaning bird baths weekly to avoid spreading avian diseases.
Long-tailed skipper feeding on Spanish needle.
Coreopsis Coreopsis spp.Wild Wonderful Weeds
Horsemint Monarda punctata
Blanket flowerGaillardia pulchella
(deer, rabbits, ducks)
Diggers(moles, gophers, squirrels, armadillos, tortoises)
WEC-20 Dealing with Unwanted Wildlife in an Urban Environment
SS-WEC-70 Threats to Florida's Biodiversity
WEC-72 Saving Endangered Species: How You Can Help
WEC-44 Water for Wildlife
SS-WIS-09 Native Plants that Attract Wildlife: Central Florida
SS-WIS-22 Butterfly Gardening in Florida
SS-WIS-21 Hummingbirds of Florida
The following presentation was made possible through a grant from FL DEP and EPA. Special thanks to the following reviewers for their valued contributions:
FL114 ELM Design Team and the FYN Subcommittee
Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, UF
Agriculture Education and Communication Department
Environmental Horticulture Department
Entomology and Nematology Department
Soil and Water Sciences Department
Florida Cooperative Extension Service in: Alachua, Broward, Clay, Hillsborough, Lake, Miami-Dade, Orange, Pinellas Sarasota, and Volusia Counties
Florida Organics Recycling Center for Excellence
The Center For Wetlands, UF
United States Department of Agriculture
Division of Plant Industry