Great for homeowners who want to increase birds, bees and backyard wildlife--or for those who just want to make their backyard more ecologically friendly--this in-depth manual will show gardeners the best way to cultivate habitats for native species. With an emphasis on growing only native, ecologically friendly plants, you'll learn how to turn your backyard into an environment and wildlife friendly sanctuary, whether you have a country sized yard or just a small patch of land. 128 pages, indexed, with full color photographs and illustrations.
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.
"With beautiful photographs, this book is extremely useful and accessible. It's a must for anyone interested in increasing the diversity of life in outdoor spaces."-Holly Shimizu, Executive Director of the U.S. Botanical Garden.
Winner of the Publishers Marketing Association's Ben Franklin Award.
"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 little piece 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..."
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.”
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