On the WFSU Ecology Blog, we explore wild north Florida. But not all of nature is in swamps, forests, and ravines. We have several informational resources to help integrate your yard into one of North America’s biodiversity hotspots.
Over the last few years, we’ve spent a lot of time covering pollinators, from rare forest butterflies to the many species that we invite into our yards. This includes articles on growing milkweed, raising multiple butterfly species, and monarch predators.
Starting in January of 2018, WFSU Ecology Producer Rob Diaz de Villegas has been chronicling the many living things he finds in his yard. During this time he has learned about which plants, insects, and other critters are beneficial, which are pests, and which are just kind of weird and cool to look at.
Links to a variety of gardening web resources, covering invasive species, soil, right plant/ right place and more.