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Birds Bees and Butterfiles

Birds  Bees and Butterfiles Author Nancy J. Hajeski
ISBN-10 9781426217418
Release 2016
Pages 304
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Recommends ways to create an area that will attract insects, birds, and other wildlife even in a small garden, and discusses plants, water features, birdhouses and feeders, and ways of appealing to specific creatures.



Attracting Butterflies Hummingbirds to Your Backyard

Attracting Butterflies   Hummingbirds to Your Backyard Author Sally Roth
ISBN-10 0875968880
Release 2002-10-24
Pages 304
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Explains how to attract butterflies and hummingbirds to the backyard garden by creating an ideal habitat and provides a field guide to the sixteen hummingbird species and seventy-five common butterfly species that make North America their home.



Gardening for Birds Butterflies and Bees

Gardening for Birds  Butterflies  and Bees Author Editors at Birds and Blooms Magazine
ISBN-10 9781621453048
Release 2016-02-02
Pages 288
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Whether you’re installing a new garden bed or trying to attract orioles for the first time, it helps to start with the right information. And here it is! In this book, experts and readers from North America's #1 Bird and Garden Magazine, Birds & Blooms, give their tried-and-true advice. Attracting birds and butterflies has never been simpler—plus you’ll get the latest tips and advice for supporting the dwindling bee population, which experts say is essential for the future of gardening. Inside this book, you’ll find irresistible plants for birds, butterflies, and bees, creative garden designs for year-round beauty, and our top plant lists to take the guesswork out of gardening. No matter what the subject, everyone wants advice they can trust. This is certainly the case when it comes to the backyard. Whether you’re installing a new garden bed or trying to attract orioles for the first time, it helps to start with the right information. And here it is! Birds, butterflies and bees rely on plants, trees and shrubs to survive and thrive. That’s why doing your part for the environment by establishing critter-friendly areas in your own backyard is so crucial. Chances are, your garden is already a welcoming space for all kinds of nature, but with a little extra research and planning, you can take your gardening a couple steps further and transform your yard into a healthier and happier sanctuary for birds, butterflies and bees. This book, brought to you by the editors of Birds & Blooms magazine, can serve as your guide to attracting new visitors to your landscape. Birds & Blooms has helped lead the trend we like to call “gardening with a purpose” for over 20 years. We’ve always recognized the importance of going beyond just the beauty of a garden, and purposefully choosing flowers, trees and shrubs specifically for their environmental benefits. Birds count on healthy trees and plants as natural food sources and nesting sites. Butterflies need nectar-rich blooms for nourishment. Very specific host plants are key to caterpillar survival. And as bee populations decline, flowers that provide nectar and pollen are more essential than ever. Each of these creatures requires natural shelter as well, which trees and shrubs readily provide. If you’re ready to commit to sharing your garden with all sorts of nature, sit down with this book and let us help you create a successful space. All of the 250+ featured plants are not only gorgeous and colorful, but they offer a lot of environmental benefits, too. We made sure to include amazing photos of every plant we’re recommending, so you’ll be able to see what each plant looks like and immediately know if it’s a good fit for your garden. We even went a step further and put together some handy symbols to help you achieve the wildlife-friendly backyard of your dreams. Look for the symbols next to each plant profile to discover what the plant will attract. (Some plants are a triple whammy and attract birds, butterflies and bees!) For extra guidance, check the light-requirement symbols. You’ll be able to quickly see if a plant should be grown in shade, part-shade or full sun—vital info you need to know to create a great habitat. Once you’ve established a flourishing backyard, be sure to enjoy your new guests. Throughout this book, we’ve highlighted about 70 bird species and 35 butterfly species you might see in your space. Have fun identifying all of the birds, butterflies and bees in your own backyard! CONTENTS Introduction Chapter 1 Creating a Wildlife-Friendly Backyard Chapter 2 Annuals Chapter 3 Perennials Chapter 4 Grasses and Vines Chapter 5 Trees and Shrubs Chapter 6 Backyard Bird Profiles Chapter 7 Backyard Butterfly Profiles Chapter 8 Frequently Asked Questions Chapter 9 Backyard Projects and Resources Index



National Geographic Complete Guide to Herbs and Spices

National Geographic Complete Guide to Herbs and Spices Author Nancy J. Hajeski
ISBN-10 9781426215889
Release 2016-03
Pages 320
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Offers everything you need to know about how herbs and spices can enhance your cooking and improve your life.



Garden Secrets for Attracting Birds

Garden Secrets for Attracting Birds Author Rachael Lanicci
ISBN-10 9781580116374
Release 2012-11-01
Pages 160
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Garden Secrets for Attracting Birds provides information that readers can use to turn their yards and gardens into a mecca for birds. The book details the habits and tendencies of many popular North American birds and shows the plants and trees that attract specific species. Readers will find a combination of photography and beautifully rendered color illustrations depicting each type of bird.



National Geographic Complete Birds of North America

National Geographic Complete Birds of North America Author Jonathan Alderfer
ISBN-10 9781426213731
Release 2014
Pages 743
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Examines more than eighty avian families, including an overview of plumage, behavior, distribution, taxonomy, and conservation, and describes all 962 species, covering identification, similar species, voice, status, and distribution.



Backyard Bird Secrets for Every Season

Backyard Bird Secrets for Every Season Author Sally Roth
ISBN-10 9781594869105
Release 2009-01-01
Pages 337
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Birds follow a cycle that depends on the seasons: When caterpillars are at their peak in summer, bird nests are filled with hungry babies hollering for food; in winter, a high-fat menu at the feeder helps birds make it through the night. By taking advantage of these natural cycles to plan feeder offerings and garden beds, readers can turn their backyard into an irresistible haven for a colorful assortment of birds in all kinds of weather. Highlights of this captivating book include features such as: - comprehensive explanations of how seasonal changes like spring rains and winter winds affect bird habits and behaviors in the backyard - hints and tips for attracting birds by offering what they need in each season, such as crushed eggshells when mother birds need extra calcium for egg-laying - Snazziest Stars and Supporting Cast--which birds can be attracted in which seasons - Cheat Sheets for Migration--when to expect various migratory visitors - interesting insight into feeding routines, courtship and mating rituals, and nesting areas to create a hospitable habitat - Build or Buy--quick-and-easy birding projects As many as one in five Americans already consider themselves birders, and this spirited and fun guide will seduce many newcomers to bird watching's bountiful pleasures.



Life Size Birds

Life Size Birds Author Nancy J. Hajeski
ISBN-10 9781626865150
Release 2015-11-01
Pages 224
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The biggest book on North American birds this century! John James Audubon would be proud to know that a life-size bird book is alive in the twenty-first century. You won't need Sotheby's auction house to buy this volume, though! Full-size images of beautiful feathered friends offer a detailed look at each North American species, while scaled photographs of larger birds allow you to see the entire animal. Fun facts pepper the pages, and a summary of general information accompanies each avian. Get an up-close, personal look at the world's masters of flight!



The Bird Garden

The Bird Garden Author Stephen W. Kress
ISBN-10 UOM:49015002294024
Release 1995
Pages 176
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An illustrated guide to one hundred familiar birds and over 300 plants that will attract them. Includes information on nestboxes and platforms, feeders, dust baths, and water sources that make gardens more appealing to birds.



Birds of the Photo Ark

Birds of the Photo Ark Author Joel Sartore
ISBN-10 9781426218989
Release 2018
Pages 240
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For avian enthusiasts, from armchair observers to dedicated life-listers, this brilliant book from acclaimed National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore celebrates the beauty of all birds, great and small. This elegantly packaged celebration of birds from around the world unites incredible animal portraits from Joel Sartore's distinguished National Geographic Photo Ark project with inspiring text by up-and-coming birder Noah Strycker. It includes hundreds of species, from tiny finches to charismatic eagles; brilliant toucans, intricate birds of paradise, and perennial favorites such as parrots, hummingbirds, and owls also make colorful appearances. Everyone who cares about birds--from the family with a bird feeder outside the kitchen window to the serious birder with a life list of thousands--will flock to this distinctive and uplifting book.



The Forgotten Pollinators

The Forgotten Pollinators Author Stephen L. Buchmann
ISBN-10 9781597269087
Release 2012-06-22
Pages 312
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Consider this: Without interaction between animals and flowering plants, the seeds and fruits that make up nearly eighty percent of the human diet would not exist.In The Forgotten Pollinators, Stephen L. Buchmann, one of the world's leading authorities on bees and pollination, and Gary Paul Nabhan, award-winning writer and renowned crop ecologist, explore the vital but little-appreciated relationship between plants and the animals they depend on for reproduction -- bees, beetles, butterflies, hummingbirds, moths, bats, and countless other animals, some widely recognized and other almost unknown.Scenes from around the globe -- examining island flora and fauna on the Galapagos, counting bees in the Panamanian rain forest, witnessing an ancient honey-hunting ritual in Malaysia -- bring to life the hidden relationships between plants and animals, and demonstrate the ways in which human society affects and is affected by those relationships. Buchmann and Nabhan combine vignettes from the field with expository discussions of ecology, botany, and crop science to present a lively and fascinating account of the ecological and cultural context of plant-pollinator relationships.More than any other natural process, plant-pollinator relationships offer vivid examples of the connections between endangered species and threatened habitats. The authors explain how human-induced changes in pollinator populations -- caused by overuse of chemical pesticides, unbridled development, and conversion of natural areas into monocultural cropland-can have a ripple effect on disparate species, ultimately leading to a "cascade of linked extinctions."



Mountain States Medicinal Plants

Mountain States Medicinal Plants Author Briana Wiles
ISBN-10 9781604696547
Release 2018
Pages 296
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Foragers and herbalists in the Mountain States will adore this indispensable guide to finding, identifying, and using the medicinal plants that grow wild, local, and natural.



Butterfly Gardening

Butterfly Gardening Author Jane Hurwitz
ISBN-10 9781400889365
Release 2018-04-06
Pages 288
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An indispensable and lavishly illustrated guide to creating a garden that attracts and sustains butterflies Butterfly gardening creates habitats that support butterflies, connecting us with some of the most beautiful creatures in the natural world and bringing new levels of excitement and joy to gardening. In this engaging and accessible guide, lavishly illustrated with more than two hundred color photographs and maps, accomplished butterfly gardener Jane Hurwitz presents essential information on how to choose and cultivate plants that will attract a range of butterflies to your garden and help sustain all the stages of their life cycles. An indispensable resource for aspiring and experienced butterfly gardeners alike, Butterfly Gardening is the most gardener-friendly source on the subject, covering all the practical details needed to create a vibrant garden habitat that fosters butterflies. It tells you which plants support which butterflies, depending on where you live; it describes what different butterflies require in the garden over the course of their lives; and it shows you how to become a butterfly watcher as well as a butterfly gardener. While predominantly recommending regionally native plants, the book includes information on non-native plants. It also features informative interviews with experienced butterfly gardeners from across the United States. These gardeners share a wealth of information on plants and practices to draw butterflies to all kinds of gardens--from small suburban gardens to community plots and larger expanses. Whether you are a gardener who wants to see more butterflies in your garden, a butterfly enthusiast who wants to bring that passion to the garden, or someone who simply wants to make their garden or yard friendlier to Monarchs or other butterflies, this is a must-have guide. An essential guide for aspiring and experienced butterfly gardeners Encourages readers to rethink gardening choices to support butterflies and other pollinators in their gardens and communities Introduces gardeners to butterfly watching Includes regional lists of plant species that are time-proven to help sustain butterflies and their caterpillars Features informative interviews with expert butterfly gardeners from across the United States



The Backyard Birdsong Guide

The Backyard Birdsong Guide Author Donald Kroodsma
ISBN-10 0811863972
Release 2008-04-23
Pages 192
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Get to know birds by ear with this engaging, one-of-a-kind book. Discover seventy-five unique species from Western North America as you enjoy their sounds at the touch of a button-reproduced in high quality on the attached digital audio module-while reading vivid descriptions of their songs, calls, and related behaviors. Learn how to pick out the wavering songs of a young Bewick's Wren, or find out why many songbirds have dialects that vary from region to region. Complete with up-to-date range maps and more than 130 sounds provided by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's world-renowned Macaulay Library, as well as exquisite illustrations of each species, The Backyard Birdsong Guide will resonate with beginners and experts alike.



The Living Landscape

The Living Landscape Author Rick Darke
ISBN-10 9781604697391
Release 2016-02-04
Pages 392
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Many gardeners today want a home landscape that nourishes and fosters wildlife. But they also want beauty, a space for the kids to play, privacy, and maybe even a vegetable patch. Sure, it’s a tall order, but The Living Landscape shows how to do it. By combining the insights of two outstanding authors, it offers a model that anyone can follow. Inspired by its examples, you’ll learn the strategies for making and maintaining a diverse, layered landscape—one that offers beauty on many levels, provides outdoor rooms and turf areas for children and pets, incorporates fragrance and edible plants, and provides cover, shelter, and sustenance for wildlife. Richly illustrated with superb photographs and informed by both a keen eye for design and an understanding of how healthy ecologies work, The Living Landscape will enable you to create a garden that is full of life and that fulfills both human needs and the needs of wildlife communities.



Backyard Guide to Insects and Spiders of North America

Backyard Guide to Insects and Spiders of North America Author Arthur V. Evans
ISBN-10 9781426217821
Release 2017
Pages 238
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"If you are the kind of person who wants to know more about that moth fluttering at the porch light, that shiny beetle inching through the grass, or that patient spider spinning her web in the corner of your garden, this is the book for you. In this colorful beginner's guide, you'll meet the top 150 species of arthropods--insects, spiders, and kin--that you are most likely to encounter in everyday life"--Page [4] of cover.



The National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Birds

The National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Birds Author John L. Bull
ISBN-10 0679428526
Release 1994
Pages 796
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A revised edition of the popular field guide includes hundreds of all new, full-color photographs, along with information on diverse species of eastern birds, their characteristics, habitats and ranges, identification tips, and more. 200,000 first printing.