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Transform your yard into a haven for wildlife

News Release

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Media contact: Judy Gillan, 850-921-4484

Back by popular demand, “Planting a Refuge for Wildlife” is now available to property owners eager to increase the number and variety of animals in their yard.

The 40-page booklet, revised and updated, encourages property owners to help wildlife by creating habitat that provides the food, water and shelter they need to survive. Photos and original artwork, tables of native plants and plant zones, and lists of common bird species and their food preferences create an easy-to-use resource. The booklet will help people evaluate their current landscape and create a habitat plan, select the appropriate native plants, and design a wildlife habitat such as a bird, butterfly or pollinator garden.

As homeowners discover the joys of wildlife viewing close to home, they’ll also be part of a larger movement to restore wildlife habitat in their communities.

Produced through a grant from the Wildlife Foundation of Florida, “Planting a Refuge for Wildlife”is available for $4.99 a copy (plus shipping and sales tax). Order copies from the Wildlife Foundation of Florida at WildlifeFlorida.com/PARFW. For 10 or more copies or for wholesale inquiries, contact PlantingaRefuge@MyFWC.com. Visit MyFWC.com/Viewing/ to learn more about creating wildlife habitat at home.



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