Florida Wildlife Habitat
Zachary's Habitat in Orlando, FL provides a habitat for animals, birds, amphibians and bees.

Create A Florida Wildlife Habitat


Recognize your commitment to wildlife and certify your yard, balcony container garden, schoolyard, work landscape or roadside greenspace into a Certified Wildlife Habitat.

Florida is a wonderful place to garden. In most of the state we have the opportunity to garden year-round and actively support our native wildlife. These pages will aid you to establish your own Florida wildlife habitat and enjoy its beauty for its own sake, while providing a place that helps animals, birds and bees which are rapidly being displaced by development. Every habitat garden is a step toward replenishing resources for wildlife locally and along migratory corridors.

Florida Wildlife Federation works in cooperation with the National Wildlife Federation (we are their Florida Affiliate). The link at the bottom of this page will give you an opportunity to certify your habitat with NWF and gain access to the many benefits of certification that they offer, as well as the wealth of gardening information you will find on that website.

Happy Gardening! The Florida Wildlife Federation Habitat Team



Habitat Guide FLORIDA HABITAT GUIDE

Guide to establishing and certifying your habitat.
By Pat Pearson.

If you are unable to open the PowerPoint guide, please click here for a free download from Microsoft.


photos HABITAT PHOTO GALLERY

ANNEX PHOTO GALLERY
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ADDITIONAL HABITAT INFORMATION

GARDENERS, AGAIN, PLEASE PLANT MILKWEED FOR THE MONARCH BUTTERFLY
Here is as conplete a piece as I can produce about planting milkweeds for monarch butterflies for Florida residents. I know you have seen this information before, but it is worth repeating. There has been so much printed about the decline in the monarch population that I'm sure you know how desperate their situation is, so please try to help this beautiful and amazing and unique butterfly.
08/04/2015

Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Launched to Reverse Decline of Pollinators
The Florida Wildlife Federation is adding its support to the National Wildlife Federation and dozens of conservation and gardening organizations as well as seed groups that have formed the National Pollinator Garden Network.
06/05/2015

Good News For Wildlife Habitats
There is good news for wildlife habitat owners and others who want to plant and maintain their yards in a manner beneficial to wildlife.
10/04/2009

The Decline of The Pollinators
The numbers of pollinator insects in America is declining rapidly. Please don’t say “Ho-Hum”.
10/04/2009

CLIMATE CHANGE AND GARDENING
How Climate change can affect gardening.
10/04/2008


Kid's Habitat Contest

GENERAL ENTRY INFORMATION FOR KIDS' WILDLIFE HABITAT CONTEST

6th Contest Winner
Pleasant Hill Elementary in Kissimmee, FL
2015

5th Contest Winner
Madeira Beach Fundamental K-8 School
2014

4th Contest Winner
Patriot Elementary School
2013

3rd Contest Winner
Leesburg Elementary School
2012

2nd Contest Winner
Hurlburt Field Child Development Center
2011

1st Contest Winner
Tequesta Trace Elementary School
2010

NWF Habitat

Click on the image at left to be directed to NWF's Online Certification Page. Using this link ensures that FWF receives a portion of NWF's certification fee to help vital wildlife habitats in Florida.
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