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 an abundance of parks, refuges and other natural areas and many are well-managed havens for wildlife. But most are separated from each other by the privately owned land that covers nearly three-quarters 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.