Synopses & Reviews
Hummingbirds are some of nature's loveliest and most enchanting creatures. This guide to creating gardens that will lure them includes an illustrated encyclopedia of plants that are magnets for the tiniest birds on the planet. Each of the two dozen species found in the United States and Canada are profiled and illustrated with spectacular photos and descriptions of their life spans and habits. Also included are lists of where to find more information -- from bird sanctuaries and Web sites to plant suppliers organized by region.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 102) and index.
Table of Contents
Introduction : glittering garments of the rainbow / Stephen W. Kress -- Hummingbird biology for gardeners : lifestyles of the nectar sippers / Stephen W. Kress -- Hummingbirds of North America / Linda Hassier Kaufman -- Hummingbird moths : marvelous masqueraders / Stephen W. Kress -- Designing a hummingbird garden : 15 ways to keep them coming / Stephen W. Kress -- Hummingbird feeders / Stephen W. Kress -- Encyclopedia of hummingbird plants / Stephen W. Kress ... et al. -- Nursery sources.