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If you live north of Florida, there are many free resources from each state’s extension office services for more information. Ask for the Master Gardener program in your state for assistance. They are always happy to help.

If you would like to support her work to do more bird talks (travel isn’t cheap – or tweet), please consider making a donation on the GoFund page. She is looking for sponsors for the winter 2025 talk tours in South Florida and writing a book too (or tweet;)

 

We’ll be adding more plans online as soon as they are ready.

Food Truck Installation Plans

for the Atlantic Flyway

 

Beginning in Florida, Tricia will be adding free templates (illustrative and conceptual) native planting plans as a metaphor for a “food truck” for birds on their migration highway in the sky.

The list begins with Florida in the Florida Keys at Mile Marker 0. She has completed the plans for each planting zone in Florida from 11 to zone 8A in the north. Below, she has offered free “quick sheets” with three plants each for each zone to get your started.

The idea is to begin installing at least three plants at each property to form and ecology patch. This is the minimum number of plants to attract birds and food for them.

We do recommend a water source and we are not against bird feeders. They need our help today. So anything we can take action on to get the ball rolling will be appreciated – for us and more importantly the birds. 

 

FWB food trucks

FLORIDA 

Key Largo

PLANTING PLAN

Click here for the free “quick sheets” for the planting plan. We recommend our partner at Paradise Palms in Valparaiso, FL for your native plants

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BIRD  BATHS

There are many bird baths on the market at your local garden centers and stores. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy. Just a dish on a pedestal works well. Feel free to get creative and show us your “bird bath or shower”. They love the water sprinklers too. 

Key Largo Oil Painting

BIRD  FEEDER

The birds need our help and we are not opposed to bird feeders. It’s going to take a bit of time to grow native plants in our yards. In the meantime, there are many bird feeders at your local garden centers. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy either. Just a dish with some food works well too. Tag us and show us your creativity.

ill be expanding this native planting concept further to bird feeders and bird baths. If you are an architect and would like to add a plan, please contact me. The birds appreciate a little “coffee break” and a “hot shower” on their journey. All kidding aside, I will be posting few construction documents on here for the adventurous one to build a real bird feeder. See my Pinterst page (tag me with your creative feeder) 

FULL FREE ILLUSTRATED PLANTING PLAN

The purpose of this website is to provide information to help you get started with planting native trees and shrubs.  It’s unique because I am providing directions for each planting zone. Too many books lump all of the plants together for each state. With a specific plan, you will have a greater opportunity for success. 

Keep in mind that plants do have broad ranges too. Be mindful of coastal area plants. They need to tolerate salt spray.

If you would like a fully illustrated 11×17 planting plan for your zone, there are two ways to request one. Tricia offers talks in the community teaching people about the importance of birds and plants. If you attend one, she will email you a free plan.

If you would like to make a donation of $15 to this non profit to support the ongoing work, then CLICK HERE to the Florida page for planting plans for each zone in Florida.

Thank you for caring about the birds, trees, and lovely home – Planet Earth.

REFERENCES FOR FLORIDA 

Most people are not aware of the free (pre-paid with our taxes) the county extension offices in Monroe and Miami Dade counties. If you have more specific questions about native plants in your landscape, call them. The master gardeners are super friendly and very helpful.

NORTH FLORIDA

UF / IFAS  Okaloosa Extension Services Page: https://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/okaloosa/   

UF / IFAS  Walton Extension Services Page:  https://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/walton/

UF IFAS  Santa Rosa Extension Services Page: https://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/santa-rosa/

UF / IFAS  Escambia Extension Services Page: https://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/escambia/

 

SOUTH FLORIDA

UF/IFAS Extension Services Page: http://monroe.ifas.ufl.edu

Monroe County Extension Page: http://www.monroecounty-fl.gov/131/Extension-Services

Miami / Dade County Extension Page: https://sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu/miami-dade/

Audubon Society has great information as well. It’s not as specific to each planting zone in Florida but I used it for reference material for my research about the birds.

Florida Key Audubon Society has resources too.

In ecology there are several different terms to describe the natural world: patch, corridors, matrix, boundaries, and edges etc. In this case, we are creating patches of native plants for the birds. Three is a magic number to draw their attention. Native plants provide food and shelter for them. It’s important to have the native plants because a bird’s diet evolves slowly over many generations. It can take 40 years for a bird to change it’s diet. 

We are changing our environment too rapidly. 

If you can install a “food truck” or a minimum (or more!) native plants and shrubs this fall, they will help the birds now but more importantly in the spring as well. 

Tricia has completed the native planting plans for Florida. She is working her way up the US

Highway 1 to Maine. Check back this summer for more planting plans. Her goal is to offer them

and compete this task by the end of 2025. Thank you for your patience. This is her volunteer

effort. It’s completed in her spare change time. If you have an

suggestions, please feel free to email her. She blocks time on Friday afternoons to respond. 

Georgia -tba

The purpose of this website is to provide information to help you get started with planting native trees and shrubs. These are free to download and take to your local nursery. There are also free county resources to help you with the landscape on your property.

Click for the Georgia Planting Plans

This website is unique because I am providing directions for each planting zone. Too many books lump all of the plants together for each state. However, keep in mind that plants do have broad ranges too. Be mindful of coastal area plants. They need to tolerate salt spray.

US Highway 1 – Your state’s registered food trucks

The goal of this organization is to provide “food truck installations” along the Atlantic Flyway for birds following the US highway 1 that goes from Key West MM 0 to Maine. Everyone who registers receives a free place on the website (with a number), a sign with donation, and stars on social media.

References for Georgia

Most people are not aware of the free (pre-paid with our taxes) the county extension offices in your state.  If you have more specific questions about native plants in your landscape, call them. The master gardeners are super friendly and very helpful.

Audubon Society has great information as well. It’s not as specific to each planting zone in Florida but I used it for reference material for my research about the birds.

Florida Key Audubon Society has resources too.

South Carolina

The purpose of this website is to provide information to help you get started with planting native trees and shrubs. These are free to download and take to your local nursery. There are also free county resources to help you with the landscape on your property.

Click for the South Carolina Planting Plans

This website is unique because I am providing directions for each planting zone. Too many books lump all of the plants together for each state. However, keep in mind that plants do have broad ranges too. Be mindful of coastal area plants. They need to tolerate salt spray.

US Highway 1 – Your state’s registered food trucks

The goal of this organization is to provide “food truck installations” along the Atlantic Flyway for birds following the US highway 1 that goes from Key West MM 0 to Maine. Everyone who registers receives a free place on the website (with a number), a sign with donation, and stars on social media.

References for South Carolina

Most people are not aware of the free (pre-paid with our taxes) the county extension offices in your state.  If you have more specific questions about native plants in your landscape, call them. The master gardeners are super friendly and very helpful.

Audubon Society has great information as well. It’s not as specific to each planting zone in Florida but I used it for reference material for my research about the birds.

Florida Key Audubon Society has resources too.

North Carolina

The purpose of this website is to provide information to help you get started with planting native trees and shrubs. These are free to download and take to your local nursery. There are also free county resources to help you with the landscape on your property.

Click for the North Carolina Planting Plans

This website is unique because I am providing directions for each planting zone. Too many books lump all of the plants together for each state. However, keep in mind that plants do have broad ranges too. Be mindful of coastal area plants. They need to tolerate salt spray.

US Highway 1 – Your state’s registered food trucks

The goal of this organization is to provide “food truck installations” along the Atlantic Flyway for birds following the US highway 1 that goes from Key West MM 0 to Maine. Everyone who registers receives a free place on the website (with a number), a sign with donation, and stars on social media.

References for North Carolina

Most people are not aware of the free (pre-paid with our taxes) the county extension offices in your state.  If you have more specific questions about native plants in your landscape, call them. The master gardeners are super friendly and very helpful.

Audubon Society has great information as well. It’s not as specific to each planting zone in Florida but I used it for reference material for my research about the birds.

Florida Key Audubon Society has resources too.

Virginia

The purpose of this website is to provide information to help you get started with planting native trees and shrubs. These are free to download and take to your local nursery. There are also free county resources to help you with the landscape on your property.

Click for the Virginia Planting Plans

This website is unique because I am providing directions for each planting zone. Too many books lump all of the plants together for each state. However, keep in mind that plants do have broad ranges too. Be mindful of coastal area plants. They need to tolerate salt spray.

US Highway 1 – Your state’s registered food trucks

The goal of this organization is to provide “food truck installations” along the Atlantic Flyway for birds following the US highway 1 that goes from Key West MM 0 to Maine. Everyone who registers receives a free place on the website (with a number), a sign with donation, and stars on social media.

References for Virginia

Most people are not aware of the free (pre-paid with our taxes) the county extension offices in your state.  If you have more specific questions about native plants in your landscape, call them. The master gardeners are super friendly and very helpful.

Audubon Society has great information as well. It’s not as specific to each planting zone in Florida but I used it for reference material for my research about the birds.

Florida Key Audubon Society has resources too.

West Virginia

The purpose of this website is to provide information to help you get started with planting native trees and shrubs. These are free to download and take to your local nursery. There are also free county resources to help you with the landscape on your property.

Click for the West Virginia Planting Plans

This website is unique because I am providing directions for each planting zone. Too many books lump all of the plants together for each state. However, keep in mind that plants do have broad ranges too. Be mindful of coastal area plants. They need to tolerate salt spray.

US Highway 1 – Your state’s registered food trucks

The goal of this organization is to provide “food truck installations” along the Atlantic Flyway for birds following the US highway 1 that goes from Key West MM 0 to Maine. Everyone who registers receives a free place on the website (with a number), a sign with donation, and stars on social media.

References for West Virginia

Most people are not aware of the free (pre-paid with our taxes) the county extension offices in your state.  If you have more specific questions about native plants in your landscape, call them. The master gardeners are super friendly and very helpful.

Audubon Society has great information as well. It’s not as specific to each planting zone in Florida but I used it for reference material for my research about the birds.

Florida Key Audubon Society has resources too.

Washington DC 

The purpose of this website is to provide information to help you get started with planting native trees and shrubs. These are free to download and take to your local nursery. There are also free county resources to help you with the landscape on your property.

Click for the Washington DC Planting Plans

This website is unique because I am providing directions for each planting zone. Too many books lump all of the plants together for each state. However, keep in mind that plants do have broad ranges too. Be mindful of coastal area plants. They need to tolerate salt spray.

US Highway 1 – Your state’s registered food trucks

The goal of this organization is to provide “food truck installations” along the Atlantic Flyway for birds following the US highway 1 that goes from Key West MM 0 to Maine. Everyone who registers receives a free place on the website (with a number), a sign with donation, and stars on social media.

References for Florida

Most people are not aware of the free (pre-paid with our taxes) the county extension offices in your state.  If you have more specific questions about native plants in your landscape, call them. The master gardeners are super friendly and very helpful.

Audubon Society has great information as well. It’s not as specific to each planting zone in Florida but I used it for reference material for my research about the birds.

Florida Key Audubon Society has resources too.

Maryland

The purpose of this website is to provide information to help you get started with planting native trees and shrubs. These are free to download and take to your local nursery. There are also free county resources to help you with the landscape on your property.

Click for the Maryland Planting Plans

This website is unique because I am providing directions for each planting zone. Too many books lump all of the plants together for each state. However, keep in mind that plants do have broad ranges too. Be mindful of coastal area plants. They need to tolerate salt spray.

US Highway 1 – Your state’s registered food trucks

The goal of this organization is to provide “food truck installations” along the Atlantic Flyway for birds following the US highway 1 that goes from Key West MM 0 to Maine. Everyone who registers receives a free place on the website (with a number), a sign with donation, and stars on social media.

References for Maryland

Most people are not aware of the free (pre-paid with our taxes) the county extension offices in your state.  If you have more specific questions about native plants in your landscape, call them. The master gardeners are super friendly and very helpful.

Audubon Society has great information as well. It’s not as specific to each planting zone in Florida but I used it for reference material for my research about the birds.

Florida Key Audubon Society has resources too.

Pennsylvania

The purpose of this website is to provide information to help you get started with planting native trees and shrubs. These are free to download and take to your local nursery. There are also free county resources to help you with the landscape on your property.

Click for the Pennsylvania Planting Plans

This website is unique because I am providing directions for each planting zone. Too many books lump all of the plants together for each state. However, keep in mind that plants do have broad ranges too. Be mindful of coastal area plants. They need to tolerate salt spray.

US Highway 1 – Your state’s registered food trucks

The goal of this organization is to provide “food truck installations” along the Atlantic Flyway for birds following the US highway 1 that goes from Key West MM 0 to Maine. Everyone who registers receives a free place on the website (with a number), a sign with donation, and stars on social media.

References for Pennsylvania

Most people are not aware of the free (pre-paid with our taxes) the county extension offices in your state.  If you have more specific questions about native plants in your landscape, call them. The master gardeners are super friendly and very helpful.

Audubon Society has great information as well. It’s not as specific to each planting zone in Florida but I used it for reference material for my research about the birds.

Florida Key Audubon Society has resources too.

New Jersey

The purpose of this website is to provide information to help you get started with planting native trees and shrubs. These are free to download and take to your local nursery. There are also free county resources to help you with the landscape on your property.

Click for the New Jersey Planting Plans

This website is unique because I am providing directions for each planting zone. Too many books lump all of the plants together for each state. However, keep in mind that plants do have broad ranges too. Be mindful of coastal area plants. They need to tolerate salt spray.

US Highway 1 – Your state’s registered food trucks

The goal of this organization is to provide “food truck installations” along the Atlantic Flyway for birds following the US highway 1 that goes from Key West MM 0 to Maine. Everyone who registers receives a free place on the website (with a number), a sign with donation, and stars on social media.

References for New Jersey

Most people are not aware of the free (pre-paid with our taxes) the county extension offices in your state.  If you have more specific questions about native plants in your landscape, call them. The master gardeners are super friendly and very helpful.

Audubon Society has great information as well. It’s not as specific to each planting zone in Florida but I used it for reference material for my research about the birds.

Florida Key Audubon Society has resources too.

New York State

The purpose of this website is to provide information to help you get started with planting native trees and shrubs. These are free to download and take to your local nursery. There are also free county resources to help you with the landscape on your property.

Click for the New York Planting Plans

This website is unique because I am providing directions for each planting zone. Too many books lump all of the plants together for each state. However, keep in mind that plants do have broad ranges too. Be mindful of coastal area plants. They need to tolerate salt spray.

US Highway 1 – Your state’s registered food trucks

The goal of this organization is to provide “food truck installations” along the Atlantic Flyway for birds following the US highway 1 that goes from Key West MM 0 to Maine. Everyone who registers receives a free place on the website (with a number), a sign with donation, and stars on social media.

References for New York

Most people are not aware of the free (pre-paid with our taxes) the county extension offices in your state.  If you have more specific questions about native plants in your landscape, call them. The master gardeners are super friendly and very helpful.

Audubon Society has great information as well. It’s not as specific to each planting zone in Florida but I used it for reference material for my research about the birds.

Florida Key Audubon Society has resources too.

Connecticut

The purpose of this website is to provide information to help you get started with planting native trees and shrubs. These are free to download and take to your local nursery. There are also free county resources to help you with the landscape on your property.

Click for the Connecticut Planting Plans

This website is unique because I am providing directions for each planting zone. Too many books lump all of the plants together for each state. However, keep in mind that plants do have broad ranges too. Be mindful of coastal area plants. They need to tolerate salt spray.

US Highway 1 – Your state’s registered food trucks

The goal of this organization is to provide “food truck installations” along the Atlantic Flyway for birds following the US highway 1 that goes from Key West MM 0 to Maine. Everyone who registers receives a free place on the website (with a number), a sign with donation, and stars on social media.

References for Connecticut

Most people are not aware of the free (pre-paid with our taxes) the county extension offices in your state.  If you have more specific questions about native plants in your landscape, call them. The master gardeners are super friendly and very helpful.

Audubon Society has great information as well. It’s not as specific to each planting zone in Florida but I used it for reference material for my research about the birds.

Florida Key Audubon Society has resources too.

Delaware

The purpose of this website is to provide information to help you get started with planting native trees and shrubs. These are free to download and take to your local nursery. There are also free county resources to help you with the landscape on your property.

Click for the Delaware Planting Plans

This website is unique because I am providing directions for each planting zone. Too many books lump all of the plants together for each state. However, keep in mind that plants do have broad ranges too. Be mindful of coastal area plants. They need to tolerate salt spray.

US Highway 1 – Your state’s registered food trucks

The goal of this organization is to provide “food truck installations” along the Atlantic Flyway for birds following the US highway 1 that goes from Key West MM 0 to Maine. Everyone who registers receives a free place on the website (with a number), a sign with donation, and stars on social media.

References for Delaware

Most people are not aware of the free (pre-paid with our taxes) the county extension offices in your state.  If you have more specific questions about native plants in your landscape, call them. The master gardeners are super friendly and very helpful.

Audubon Society has great information as well. It’s not as specific to each planting zone in Florida but I used it for reference material for my research about the birds.

Florida Key Audubon Society has resources too.

Massachusetts

The purpose of this website is to provide information to help you get started with planting native trees and shrubs. These are free to download and take to your local nursery. There are also free county resources to help you with the landscape on your property.

Click for the Massachusetts Planting Plans

This website is unique because I am providing directions for each planting zone. Too many books lump all of the plants together for each state. However, keep in mind that plants do have broad ranges too. Be mindful of coastal area plants. They need to tolerate salt spray.

US Highway 1 – Your state’s registered food trucks

The goal of this organization is to provide “food truck installations” along the Atlantic Flyway for birds following the US highway 1 that goes from Key West MM 0 to Maine. Everyone who registers receives a free place on the website (with a number), a sign with donation, and stars on social media.

References for Massachusetts

Most people are not aware of the free (pre-paid with our taxes) the county extension offices in your state.  If you have more specific questions about native plants in your landscape, call them. The master gardeners are super friendly and very helpful.

Audubon Society has great information as well. It’s not as specific to each planting zone in Florida but I used it for reference material for my research about the birds.

Florida Key Audubon Society has resources too.

Vermont

The purpose of this website is to provide information to help you get started with planting native trees and shrubs. These are free to download and take to your local nursery. There are also free county resources to help you with the landscape on your property.

Click for the Vermont Planting Plans

This website is unique because I am providing directions for each planting zone. Too many books lump all of the plants together for each state. However, keep in mind that plants do have broad ranges too. Be mindful of coastal area plants. They need to tolerate salt spray.

US Highway 1 – Your state’s registered food trucks

The goal of this organization is to provide “food truck installations” along the Atlantic Flyway for birds following the US highway 1 that goes from Key West MM 0 to Maine. Everyone who registers receives a free place on the website (with a number), a sign with donation, and stars on social media.

References for Vermont

Most people are not aware of the free (pre-paid with our taxes) the county extension offices in your state.  If you have more specific questions about native plants in your landscape, call them. The master gardeners are super friendly and very helpful.

Audubon Society has great information as well. It’s not as specific to each planting zone in Florida but I used it for reference material for my research about the birds.

Florida Key Audubon Society has resources too.

Maine

The purpose of this website is to provide information to help you get started with planting native trees and shrubs. These are free to download and take to your local nursery. There are also free county resources to help you with the landscape on your property.

Click for the Maine Planting Plans

This website is unique because I am providing directions for each planting zone. Too many books lump all of the plants together for each state. However, keep in mind that plants do have broad ranges too. Be mindful of coastal area plants. They need to tolerate salt spray.

US Highway 1 – Your state’s registered food trucks

The goal of this organization is to provide “food truck installations” along the Atlantic Flyway for birds following the US highway 1 that goes from Key West MM 0 to Maine. Everyone who registers receives a free place on the website (with a number), a sign with donation, and stars on social media.

References for Maine

Most people are not aware of the free (pre-paid with our taxes) the county extension offices in your state.  If you have more specific questions about native plants in your landscape, call them. The master gardeners are super friendly and very helpful.

Audubon Society has great information as well. It’s not as specific to each planting zone in Florida but I used it for reference material for my research about the birds.

Florida Key Audubon Society has resources too.

Additional Resources:

Most people are not aware of the free (pre-paid with our taxes) the county extension offices in your state’s counties. If you have more specific questions about native plants in your landscape, call them. The master gardeners are super friendly and very helpful.

Aubudon Society has great information as well.

Florida Key Aubudon Society has resources too.