Bird, Bee & Bug Houses: Simple Projects for Your Garden

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Transform your garden into a wildlife haven busting with life by learning how to provide supplementary nesting sites to a host of creatures. Bird, Bee and Bug Houses explains all you need to know about how to create the perfect nesting place for a wide variety of species including birds, bats, butterflies, lacewings, ladybugs and rare solitary bees. Essential pollinators, predators and seed-spreaders, the habitats of many of these species are under threat from intensive farming and the spraying of harmful ...

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Overview

Transform your garden into a wildlife haven busting with life by learning how to provide supplementary nesting sites to a host of creatures. Bird, Bee and Bug Houses explains all you need to know about how to create the perfect nesting place for a wide variety of species including birds, bats, butterflies, lacewings, ladybugs and rare solitary bees. Essential pollinators, predators and seed-spreaders, the habitats of many of these species are under threat from intensive farming and the spraying of harmful chemicals. But, we can help them by building these safe havens in our gardens. Only a few basic woodworking skills are needed to create these unique and quirky houses. A range of materials (some recycled or scavenged) and finishes are used in order to make sure they are as attractive as they are practical. All the basic techniques, tools and materials needed to create your bird, bee or bug house are explained and each project has a detailed exploded diagram with cutting list. Each section of the book has detailed information on choosing locations, maintenance, species habits and nesting requirements.

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Furniture maker and outdoor wildlife enthusiast Jones combines his two passions in this book, which features a variety of outdoor projects designed to attract and provide shelter for birds and insects. The birdhouses are attractive, but the bee and bug houses star. The introduction includes tips on where to hang your finished creations to attract your preferred birds or insects. The projects range from simple to detailed, and many incorporate recycled materials or scrap wood from other projects. Attracting beneficial insects can be a challenge for gardeners, and providing shelter will encourage these helpful creatures to stick around.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781861086440
  • Publisher: Guild of Master Craftsman
  • Publication date: 2/1/2011
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,439,893
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Derek Jones began his career in the woodworking industry as an apprentice to a cabinetmaker, learning on the job the meticulous skills needed for fine furniture making. He went on to do an HND in 3D Design and began taking on his own bespoke furniture and joinery commissions. After time spent developing his design and project management skills, he is now the editor of Furniture & Cabinetmaking magazine. Also available: Rustic Garden Furniture & Accessories 9781600591372

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