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Backyards and Beyond

When we think of conservation, we often think of wild land; someplace “out there” and removed from our daily lives. However, you can make an important difference for wildlife right around your home! The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Backyards and Beyond initiative will help you do just that. Explore this site to learn how you, your friends, family and neighbors can help Florida's wildlife, and have fun doing it!

Be sure to check out our events page and receive email updates by clicking “subscribe” and selecting Backyards and Beyond to learn even more!

Join us April 26-29 for the Leon County City Nature Challenge!

Discover & Share

Discover & Share

Florida Nature Trackers can help you discover and share your plant and wildlife sightings in your backyard or anywhere in Florida. Just snap a picture, upload, and you are ready to go! Learn more!

Creating Wildlife Habitat

Creating Wildlife Habitat

Transform your backyard into a wildlife refuge by providing the elements of good wildlife habitat – food, water, shelter and space to raise young. Learn how.

Achieve & Grow

Achieve & Grow

How many species have you seen?! Earn recognition as you grow your Florida bird and butterfly life lists with unique certificates through the Wings Over Florida program.

Let us keep you in the know

Connect with Us

Let us keep you in the know- receive updates and track events near you. Send photos of your wildlife-friendly yard to FloridaNatureTrackers@MyFWC.com Subscribe!

Go Beyond

Are you ready to explore more than what’s outside your backdoor?  Florida offers a huge diversity of plants and wildlife that inhabit a variety of habitats for you to discover.  Increase your bird and butterfly sightings and reach for the next Wings Over Florida certificate by exploring the more than 500 sites along the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail.  Or discover the more than 6 million acres of Wildlife Management Areas in Florida.  No matter where you go and what you see, don’t forgot to connect back with Backyards and Beyond to share what you’ve seen in our community.   

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