Beautyberry A great way to provide food for wildlife is to plant what they eat! Landscaping with plants that are native to Florida provides better food and cover for native wildlife than do non-native plants, and on average, they require less care and resources to maintain. In addition to installing native plants, adding birdfeeders of different designs or with different seeds may increase the diversity of birds you see on your property. Locating the feeders near cover (bushes, trees) is helpful for songbirds if they have to escape a predator. However, keep feeders at least 15 feet away from vegetation so that squirrels cannot jump onto the feeder.

Living Green TV Episode "Landscaping for Wildlife"
Native Plants
Landscaping Backyards for Wildlife: Top Ten Tips for Success
Florida's Hummingbirds
Addressing Wildlife Needs in Construction Site Management Plans
Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants
Association of Florida Native Nurseries - Where to buy Florida native plants

Red-bellied Woodpecker
Credit: Sharon Ritacco