Photographs by David Copps and Donna Legare
Backyard Meadow by David Copps
Backyard Thicket by David Copps
Garden by Donna Legare
Hedgerow for Songbirds by David Copps
Florida has many public lands and large ranches and private timberlands that help sustain our fish and wildlife resources. But most are separated from each other by the smaller parcels of privately owned land that cover the majority of the state. On much of this land, it is difficult for animals to find mates or adequate food and water. They need us, the millions of private landowners, to lend a hand.
We can start by transforming our simple landscapes into wildlife habitats – places where animals can find the food, water and shelter they need to survive. Then, property by property, community by community we can create corridors of wildlife habitat that connect with protected natural areas.
Explore the following pages and learn how.