Saving Nature One Yard at a Time: How to Protect and Nurture Our Native Species

Saving Nature One Yard at a Time: How to Protect and Nurture Our Native Species

Saving Nature One Yard at a Time: How to Protect and Nurture Our Native Species

Saving Nature One Yard at a Time: How to Protect and Nurture Our Native Species

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Overview

Discover 100 ways to support endangered plant and wildlife species in your community and beyond.

David Deardorff and Kathryn Wadsworth present 100 home projects designed to inspire and empower anyone who wants to help save our native flora and fauna in the face of habitat loss and climate change. This book focuses on saving creatures and plants that are especially vulnerable but that can be successfully helped by our efforts, such as bees, frogs, butterflies, birds, trees, and wildflowers. Each project meets four crucial criteria: (1) it will make a significant difference to the survival of the species, (2) has a high likelihood of success, (3) is easy to implement, and (4) is family-friendly.

The book raises awareness of endangered species that readers can help by undertaking projects unique to their bioregion. Examples include building an amphibian house for salamanders, raising tadpoles, creating nesting sites for bees, and much more. Saving Nature One Yard at a Time is an inspirational and practical compendium that will give readers the knowledge and tools they need to take an active role in nurturing the world around us, no matter we live.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781682686492
Publisher: Countryman Press, The
Publication date: 05/10/2022
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 523,949
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

David Deardorff is the co-author of the best-selling What’s Wrong With My Plant? He holds a PhD in botany and lives in Port Townsend, Washington.

Kathryn Wadsworth is the co-author of the best-selling What’s Wrong With My Plant? She has a master’s in filmmaking and has led nature expeditions around the world. She lives in Port Townsend, Washington.

Table of Contents

Welcome to the Wild World xi

Part I Protecting Native Birds

1 Backyard Birds 1

2 Water Birds 19

3 What We Can Do for Native Birds 38

Part II Providing Haven for Native Insects

4 Butterflies 47

5 Bees 66

6 Beneficial Partners 84

7 What We Can Do for Native Insects 102

Part III Aiding Native Amphibians and Reptiles (Herptiles)

8 Amphibians 117

9 Reptiles 135

10 What We Can Do for Native Amphibians and Reptiles 153

Part IV Sheltering Native Mammals

11 Mammals 163

12 What We Can Do for Native Mammals 183

Part V Nurturing Native Plants

13 Wildflowers 193

14 Trees and Shrubs 211

15 What We Can Do for Native Plants 229

References 236

Credits 237

Index 241

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