www.lsuagcenter.com/lyn Louisiana Yards and Neighborhoods Landscapes For Wildlife Food Fruit-bearing Nectar plants Larval Plants Cover Water Puddling station Birdbaths Managing for Wildlife Weeds Nuisance Animals More Information Attracting Wildlife All Animals Need: Food Cover
Attract a variety of birds, reptiles, bats, butterflies and other insects
Muscadine Vitis sp
Beautyberry Calicarpa americana
Large evergreen shrub
Bears flowers and fruit
Good wildlife food and cover
Full sun to partial shade
Does best in well-drained soil
Gallberry Ilex glabra
wildlife not readily available
at retail stores.
Cardinal flowerLobelia cardinalis
Buttonbush Cephalanthus occidentalis
Red variety is non-native
Butterfly Matchweed Phyla nodiflora
Willow, Salix caroliniana is a larval host of the Viceroy
Adult and larvae of Phaon Crescent
Bays are larval food for the spicebush swallowtail
Larval host of Monarch and Queen
Larval host of Gulf Fritillary
Does not sting
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.
Herbivores (deer, rabbits, ducks, squirrels)
Diggers (moles, squirrels, armadillos, tortoises)
Insects to Avoid
Southern Black widow (male and female)
Trees for Louisiana Landscapes-A Handbook. LSU AgCenter #1622 (online only).
Gardening for Butterflies in Louisiana. Gary Ross. LDWF.
Louisiana Backyard Wildlife Management. Bill Vermillion. LDWF.
Economy Bat House Plans. Batcon.org.
Backyard Bird Feeding. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Homes for Birds. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
The LSU AgCenter thanks the Florida State
Extension Service for many materials and several
photos used in this presentation.