"Native plant enthusiasts wishing to increase wildlife in their home landscapes will find this book filled with valuable information."--Richard P. Wunderlin, author of Guide to the Vascular Plants of Florida
"Huegel has combined personal passion with extensive experience in this well-written, easy-to-use guide for transforming our gardens into havens for wildlife. Conversational, entertaining, and helpful, no native plant enthusiast should be without it."--Gil Nelson, author of Florida's Best Native Landscape Plants
Floridians share their state with a wide and unique array of wildlife. Unfortunately, commercially developed subdivisions and landscapes often do not provide welcoming habitats for the majority of the native fauna. Attract wildlife back to your yard with this clear, practical guide.
Ecologist and consultant Craig Huegel draws on his considerable experience as both a gardener and a professional wildlife biologist to explain how anyone can easily create an attractive landscape plan that is also an inviting habitat for wild animals. He provides specific information on the wildlife value of approximately 150 native trees and shrubs and gives clear and precise direction on incorporating each into your garden. Featuring nearly 200 brilliant color photos, Huegel's guide will help you to identify and select the plants you need--no matter where you live in Florida.
Whether you want to invite birds, deer, rabbits, frogs, turtles, or foxes, transforming your yard into a sustainable, wildlife-friendly environment won’t require difficult or dramatic changes. Pick up this handy and inspiring book today and discover how easy it is to redevelop any landscape into an attractive habitat for wildlife.
Craig Huegel is a wildlife biologist, ecological consultant, and lifelong gardener with a special interest in the relationship between plants and animals. He helped establish the Cooperative Urban Wildlife Program at the University of Florida in 1987 and has been deeply involved in educating the public about Florida’s wildlife and native plants.
"This beautiful book, filled with almost 200 color photos, will help you create a landscape that is attractive to both people and wild animals."
"An excellent guide for homeowners who want a sustainable, easily maintained garden that draws birds and other animals. Every page is imbued with practical advice garnered by the author during years as a gardener."
--Winter Haven News Chief
"Especially useful for bird-loving gardeners is the tabulation of what attracts the most common feathered creatures. All told, this is a fine volume."
--American Reference Books Annual, vol.42
Floridians share their state with a wide and unique array of wildlife. Unfortunately, commercially developed subdivisions and landscapes often do not provide welcoming habitats for the majority of native fauna. Pick up this handy and inspiring book today and discover how easy it is to redevelop any landscape into an attractive habitat for wildlife.
--Southeastern Naturalist, Issue 10/1
“A must-have reference for conifer enthusiasts, home gardeners and landscapers alike.”