Welcoming Wildlife to the Garden: Creating Backyard and Balcony Habitats for Wildlife

Welcoming Wildlife to the Garden: Creating Backyard and Balcony Habitats for Wildlife

by Catherine J. Johnson, Susan McDiarmid, Edward R. Turner
     
 


"Welcoming Wildlife to the Garden" is a backyard ecologist's handbook for helping wildlife thrive in the backyard or on the balcony. The book takes readers through the planning, design, and realization stages of creating wildlife habitats, using ecologically sound gardening and landscaping techniques, and 46 projects for housing and feeding birds, insects,…  See more details below

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"Welcoming Wildlife to the Garden" is a backyard ecologist's handbook for helping wildlife thrive in the backyard or on the balcony. The book takes readers through the planning, design, and realization stages of creating wildlife habitats, using ecologically sound gardening and landscaping techniques, and 46 projects for housing and feeding birds, insects, reptiles, amphibians and mammals. "Welcoming Wildlife to the Garden" teaches readers not only how to enhnace their garden but also how to encourage the survival of many native plant and animal species in North America, creating important pathways for wildlife, one garden at a time. The layperson will find the writing style and content entirely approachable, and there are loads of photographs, ilustrations, diagrams and sidebars to make the abundance of information easily digestible.

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Outlining more than 40 projects, this book will help wildlife enthusiasts turn a backyard into a habitat capable of attracting a variety of birds, insects, reptiles, amphibians, and mammals. Johnson, a naturalist and writer, and McDiarmid (Making Plant Places) introduce readers to the basics of ecology and wildlife behavior and advocate using native plants and organic methods to create appealing and safe environments for wildlife. Their range of yard projects requires varying amounts of materials, skills, and time. Some (e.g., a hummingbird feeder, bee house, and toad home) could be completed by children, while others (e.g., a bog garden) could make great family activities; many projects list plants that provide food, nectar, and shelter. Sensitive to those with limited space, the authors also suggest small-scale ideas suitable for balconies and windowsills. Family friendly and well illustrated, this is a strong accompaniment to Josie Briggs's Creating Small Habitats for Wildlife in Your Garden. Recommended for most public libraries.-Bonnie Poquette, formerly with Shorewood P.L., WI Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780881792010
Publisher:
Hartley and Marks Publishers
Publication date:
04/21/2004
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,071,253
Product dimensions:
8.14(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.71(d)

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