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Florida Wildlife by Craig Huegel.
Leave a comment by Dec. 1!
"Natural Florida is an amazing magical place. Few areas in the nation are more diverse or mysterious. Although seasons pass here with greater subtlety than regions to our north, a beauty and complexity lie beneath the surface unmatched by any other. We are fortunate to live here and should embrace the natural wealth that Florida has to offer. Instead of shying away from it, we should insist that our developed landscapes capture more diversity and more mystery than is currently the case. What better place than Florida to recapture the sense of place lost from the areas where we live and work? Armed with a palette of native plants virtually unequaled in natural beauty and textures, we can be equipped with no better arsenal to fight off the blandness and artificial character that we have, for some reason, created and learned to accept. We need not accept the status quo."
This book, beautifully illustrated with color photos throughout, covers the specific needs of various types of wildlife, more than 50 types of native plants with photos and descriptions, as well as landscaping ideas and pallets for various types of habitat such as dunes and scrubs, prairies, sandhills, flatwoods and hammocks.
Watch for a full review in the next issue of The Palmetto, but meanwhile, we have two copies to give away complements of University Press of Florida. Please leave a comment here, or on our Facebook page, on what you have done for wildlife on your property or why this book is a needed resource. The two winners will be drawn randomly on December 1st. Good luck! After the contest, we'll tell you a secret about the cover.
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