National Wildlife Federation Attracting Birds, Butterflies & Backyard Wildlife

National Wildlife Federation Attracting Birds, Butterflies & Backyard Wildlife

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by David Mizejewski
     
 
A backyard can come alive by creating an environment with plants and spaces that attract nature's most interesting and friendly creatures. Colorful butterflies, uplifting songbirds, and lively toads can enhance the personal garden space, giving pleasure to nature lovers of all ages. National Wildlife Federation's® Attracting Birds, Butterflies, and Other

Overview

A backyard can come alive by creating an environment with plants and spaces that attract nature's most interesting and friendly creatures. Colorful butterflies, uplifting songbirds, and lively toads can enhance the personal garden space, giving pleasure to nature lovers of all ages. National Wildlife Federation's® Attracting Birds, Butterflies, and Other Backyard Wildlife provides over a dozen step-by-step projects for families to do together, making getting back to nature easy, educational, and fun.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"To create your own backyarde habitat, you will need no other guide than this book. It is full of practical ideas, clever projects and delighful photographs."-Valerie Kelsey, President of the National Gardening Association.“…is an excellent book for beginners...”

Daily Record(York, PA) Mar 23, 2007

"extensive information on attracting birds, butterflies and sundry creatures to your littlepiece of paradise.” “The purpose of this book is to teach the reader how to restore or create a wildlife habitat in his/her own yard…” “The projects described are fundamental and elementary, suited for family participation.” “This is a very helpful book for someone who wishes to enhance his/her landscape as a means of attracting wildlife.”

Epinions.com (Brisbane, CA)

Mar 21, 2007

"...an excellent book....offering plenty of basic advice about providing the four basic needs of wildlife...lots of helpful advice..."

Washington Post
January 7, 2006

“It is full of practical how-to information to make your yard a wildlife haven…”

Daily Progress (Jacksonville, TX)

June 05, 2007

“...hundreds of ideas for landscaping that works for people and wildlife, as well as many easy projects to do with children.”Daily Journal
June 2008

Publishers Weekly
In this handsome book, Mizejewski, manager of the National Wildlife Federation's Backyard Wildlife Habitat Program, offers a short guide to creating gardens and yards that promote ecological balance and provide natural habitats for a wide variety of wildlife-birds, butterflies, toads, snakes, bats, bees and necessary predators such as spiders, beetles, owls and hawks. In uncomplicated text accompanied by stunning photographs, he suggests native plants that can be used to attract birds and butterflies and gives simple instructions for family projects-creating attractive bird feeders and stocking them with food; building nesting boxes for birds, butterflies and bats, and houses for frogs, toads and salamanders; making and maintaining birdbaths, drinking areas, ponds and wetland habitats. The most valuable parts of the book are those in which Mizejewski emphasizes the importance of using native plants to maintain the mutual relationships that plants, animals and other living organisms have developed over the millennia and explains how exotic imports can disrupt this balance. His lists of desirable native plants and undesirable exotics are far from comprehensive, but he directs the reader to Web sites where further information is available. The text is brief, but with its 170 color photos, it provides a good starting point for homeowners who want to create attractive natural habitats. The book concludes with instructions for registering wildlife-friendly gardens with the National Wildlife Federation as official Backyard Wildlife Habitat sites. (Feb.) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781580111508
Publisher:
Creative Homeowner Press
Publication date:
01/01/2004
Series:
Landscaping Series
Edition description:
First
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
242,526
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.88(h) x 0.31(d)

What People are saying about this

Valerie Kelsey
To create your own backyard habitat, you’ll need no other guide than this book, full of practical ideas, clever projects, and delightful photographs. (President, National Gardening Association)

Meet the Author

David is a media personality, author, blogger and a naturalist with the National Wildlife Federation. He hosted and co-produced Backyard Habitat on Animal Planet, a television series airing from 2005-2008 that showed people how to transform their yards and gardens into thriving habitats for birds and other local wildlife. David also appeared in an Animal Planet mini-series in April of 2007 called Springwatch U.S.A. that looked at the effect seasonal change has on wildlife from salamanders and flying squirrels to great horned owls and black bears.

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National Wildlife Federation Attracting Birds, Butterflies & Backyard Wildlife 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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The book is a National Wildlife Federation book: Attracting Birds, Butterflies and other Backyard Wildlife and is published by Creative Homeowner Series. I have not read it all yet, but I find it to be the most informative book of its kind I¿ve ever seen. It contains sections on the four requirements for habitat ¿ food, water, shelter and places to raise young, as well as the human¿s place in the habitat. Each chapter has projects to do. The BEST part is the photography! Outstanding!!!!