Bird Garden

Our Bird Garden demonstrates how even a small landscape area with bird-friendly plants can have a beneficial impact on the local bird population. 

This garden is designed with native and Florida-friendly plants selected to provide nutrient-rich berries, seeds, and insects that birds need to feed their young and thrive. 

Birds like water or the sound of moving water. 

Bird gardens also provide a safe haven for birds that face climate change, urbanization, and loss of biodiversity. 

Give our feathered friends a fighting chance in this changing world. Create a bird garden at your home.

Plants Suitable for a Bird Garden in Sarasota County
Courtesy of Friends of Osprey Junction Trailhead
Common name Scientific name Description
Beach Verbena Glandularia maritima FL native
Beautyberry, magenta Callicarpa americana FL native
Beautyberry, white Callicarpa dichotoma f. albifructa FL native
Coontie Zamia integrifolia FL native
Darrow's Blueberry Vaccinium darrowii FL native
Dotted Horsemint Monarda punctata FL native
Firebush Hamelia patens FL native
Frogfruit Phyla nodiflora FL native
Jamaica Caper-tree Quadrella jamaicensis FL native
Joe-pye Weed Eupatorium fistulosum FL native
Locustberry Brysonima lucida FL native
Marlberry Ardisia escallonioides FL native
Myrsine Myrsine cubana FL native
Necklace Pod Sophora tomentosa truncata FL native
Pineland Heliotrope Euploca polyphylla FL native
Simpson Stopper Myrcianthes fragrans FL native
Smallflower Paw Paw Asimina parviflora FL native
Southern Arrowwood Viburnum dentatum FL native
Sparkleberry Vaccinium arboretum FL native
Spiceberry Red Stopper Eugenia rhombea FL native
Starry Rosinweed Silphium asteriscus FL native
Tropical Sage Salvia coccinea FL native
Weeping Yaupon Holly Ilex vomitoria pendula FL native
Wild Coffee Psychotria nervosa FL native
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