Create A Florida Wildlife Habitat

Florida Wildlife Habitat

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

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



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



Coming Soon
Send your habitat photos to Pat Pearson.



Climate Change VIDEOS 

Check out our habitat video resources.



The Decline of The Pollinators 
What can we do as Florida residents to help in this alarming situation? Plant and cultivate native wildflowers. These will provide wild bees with the nectar they need. Do not use pesticides . . . 
Updated 06/09/2016, Original Article 10/04/2009 

Just What is a ‘Puddler” for Butterflies? 
A round dish, either a pot saucer or a plastic dish, about 18 inches in diameter is ideal, either on the ground or elevated on top of an upside-down pot. A layer of sand on the bottom . . . 

We Can All Protect and Nurture Florida’s Bees 
Some actions home gardeners can take to protect Florida bees are to provide food, use smart gardening practices, provide shelter and nesting sites, protect from pesticides and buy honey from a local beekeeper. (See page 8 of the publication) 

Gardeners, Please Plant Milkweed for the Monarch Butterfly Information about propagating and planting milkweed in Florida. 
Revised 06/29/2016, Original Article 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. 

Sex of the Flora Kind 
What is pollination and why is it important? A pictorial look at a number of Florida’s pollinators from the iconic monarch butterfly to honey bees to bright-green beetles. 






Habitat Photos   If you have photos of wildlife in your habitat you would like to share with us and our 
  website visitors, please contact [email protected] by e-mail, or call (850) 656-7113
Kids Contest   Annual Kid's Wildlife Habitat Contest 
  Previous Winners and “How to Enter.” 

  2016 Winner: 
  Kenwood K-8 Center in Miami. Congratulations to everyone involved! See more photos 
  and a video of their habitat.




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.