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NWF Attracting Birds, Butterflies and Other Backyard Wildlife

Attracting Birds, Butterflies, and Other Backyard Wildlife shows homeowners how to fill their yards and gardens with the sights and sounds of nature. Author David Mizejewski presents simple plans for reintroducing native plants that birds, butterflies, and a whole host of critters cant resist. He also shows ways of supplementing nature to further entice wildlife to yards and gardens.

• 170 photos of backyard wildlife habitats and the creatures they attract

• 17 fun projects that the whole family can enjoy

• Tips for obtaining certification of your backyard habitat in the NWFs Certified Wildlife Habitat program

Review:

"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.) Correction: The agent for Confessions of a Master Jewel Thief, by Bill Mason with Lee Gruenfeld (Forecasts, Mar. 8), is Nicholas Ellison." Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

Homeowners learn to beautify their yards with plants, bushes and trees that attract a variety of birds, butterflies, and other wildlife.

Synopsis:

Wildlife-friendly gardening practices, landscape designs, and family projects from the National Wildlife Federation. Over 200 color photos and illustrations.

Synopsis:

NWF Attracting Birds, Butterflies and Other Backyard Wildlife

Attracting Birds, Butterflies, and Other Backyard Wildlife shows homeowners how to fill their yards and gardens with the sights and sounds of nature. Author David Mizejewski presents simple plans for reintroducing native plants that birds, butterflies, and a whole host of critters cant resist. He also shows ways of supplementing nature to further entice wildlife to yards and gardens.

• 170 photos of backyard wildlife habitats and the creatures they attract

• 17 fun projects that the whole family can enjoy

• Tips for obtaining certification of your backyard habitat in the NWFs Certified Wildlife Habitat program

Synopsis:

Over 170 color photos depict backyard habitats and the creatures they attract. Advice on plants, food, water, and shelter for our avian friends accompanies 17 projects that the whole family will enjoy.

Table of Contents

National Wildlife Federation
Attracting Birds, Butterflies & Backyard Wildlife

Introduction 8

Chapter One
• Habitat Basics 10
• Vanishing Habitats 12
• The Importance of Balance 14

Chapter Two
• Providing Food for Wildlife 22
• The Food Chain 24
• Supplemental Feeders 30
• Project: Easy Bird Feeders 36

Chapter Three
• Providing Water for Wildlife 46
• Providing Water 48
• Project: Birdbath Stump 49
• Ponds and Water Gardens 52
• Project: Adding a Wildlife Pond 54
• Project: Stormwater Wetland 59
• Maintaining Your Water Feature 62

Chapter Four
• Providing Natural Cover 66
• Human-Made Cover 74
• Project: Create a Brush Pile 75
• Project: Installing a Bat Box 76
• Houses for Critters 76
• Project: Build an Amphibian House 79

Chapter Five
• Places to Raise Young 80
• Natural Nesting Places 82
• Place You Provide 84
• Project: Bird Nesting Boxes 85
• Project: Bee Nesting Houses 88
• Project: Plant a Butterfly Garden 91

Chapter Six
• Designing Your Habitat 94
• Assessing Your Property 96
• Purchasing Native Plants 97
• Project: Composting 101
• Garden Design Approaches 104

Chapter Seven
• Human Dimensions 114
• Your Place in the Landscape 116
• Project: Bug Hunting 117
• Shape Your Knowledge 118

Backyard Habitat Checklist 120

NWF Resources 121

Glossary 122

Index 124

Photo Credits 128

 

 

 

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9781580111508
Author:
Mizejewski, David
Publisher:
Creative Homeowner
Author:
Landscaping
Location:
Upper Saddle River, NJ
Subject:
Wildlife
Subject:
Butterflies
Subject:
Garden Design
Subject:
Wildlife habitat improvement
Subject:
Wildlife attracting
Subject:
Gardening to attract wildlife
Subject:
Butterflies & Moths
Subject:
Birds & Birdwatching - General
Subject:
Animals - Butterflies & Moths
Subject:
Birdwatching Guides
Subject:
Birds
Subject:
Gardening-Garden Structure
Copyright:
Edition Description:
First
Series:
Landscaping
Series Volume:
FS-091-03
Publication Date:
20040101
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
10.92x8.46x.30 in. 1.07 lbs.

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "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.) Correction: The agent for Confessions of a Master Jewel Thief, by Bill Mason with Lee Gruenfeld (Forecasts, Mar. 8), is Nicholas Ellison." Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Homeowners learn to beautify their yards with plants, bushes and trees that attract a variety of birds, butterflies, and other wildlife.
"Synopsis" by ,
Wildlife-friendly gardening practices, landscape designs, and family projects from the National Wildlife Federation. Over 200 color photos and illustrations.

"Synopsis" by ,
NWF Attracting Birds, Butterflies and Other Backyard Wildlife

Attracting Birds, Butterflies, and Other Backyard Wildlife shows homeowners how to fill their yards and gardens with the sights and sounds of nature. Author David Mizejewski presents simple plans for reintroducing native plants that birds, butterflies, and a whole host of critters cant resist. He also shows ways of supplementing nature to further entice wildlife to yards and gardens.

• 170 photos of backyard wildlife habitats and the creatures they attract

• 17 fun projects that the whole family can enjoy

• Tips for obtaining certification of your backyard habitat in the NWFs Certified Wildlife Habitat program

"Synopsis" by , Over 170 color photos depict backyard habitats and the creatures they attract. Advice on plants, food, water, and shelter for our avian friends accompanies 17 projects that the whole family will enjoy.
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