The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and the United States Department of Agriculture Soil Conservation Service, in cooperation with the Palm Beach Soil and Water Conservation District, produced this guide jointly.

Donna Legare, Gary Schultz (The Nature Conservancy), Richard Moyroud (Florida Native Plant Society), Roger Hammer (Castellow Hammock Nature Center) and Sandy Morrill compiled the native plant information. Jody Walthall of Native Nurseries in Tallahassee prepared the landscape design. Many of the techniques for attracting birds in south Florida were suggested by Cynthia Plockelman and Thomas McElroy. David Cook prepared the section on reptiles and amphibians. Victor Heller, Assistant Director, Division of Wildlife, provided initial guidance and support for this project. Dave McElveen contributed valuable advice and suggestions. Many other reviewers volunteered their time and expertise to assure the accuracy of this guide, including Jim Cox, Jeff Gore, John Waters, the Board and staff of the Palm Beach Soil and Water Conservation District, John Vance, Durbin Tabb, Craig Tufts (National Wildlife Federation), Charles Potter (Audubon Society of the Everglades), Judy Gillan, Jeff Priest, Brian Millsap and Bruce Neville.



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According to the National Survey of Fishing, Hunting & Wildlife-Associated Recreation, 66.1 million people engage in wildlife observation, spending about $38.5 billion per year.

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