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The Illustrated Practical Guide to Wildlife Gardening

The Illustrated Practical Guide to Wildlife Gardening

How to Make Wildflower Meadows, Ponds, Hedges, Flower Borders, Bird Feeders, Wildlife Shelters, Nesting Boxes and Hibernation Sites

  • Author: Christine Lavelle,Michael Lavelle
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781846811487
  • Category: Gardening to attract wildlife
  • Page: 256
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In this award-winning book, Christine and Michael Lavelle give advice on creating and caring for a range of garden types, showing how simple techniques will allow you to have a dazzling display while also helping native wildlife. Easy-to-follow instructions on basic techniques are backed up with advice on planning and designing, showing how we can share our outdoor space with wildlife. In addition, the book shows how to encourage beneficial garden species and deal with the problematic species that enter our gardens. This is the ideal sourcebook for first-time gardeners and dedicated wildlife enthusiasts everywhere.

The Illustrated Practical Guide to Attracting and Feeding Backyard Birds

The Illustrated Practical Guide to Attracting and Feeding Backyard Birds

The Complete Book of Bird Feeders, Bird Tables, Birdbaths, Nest Boxes and Backyard Birdwatching

  • Author: Jen Green
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780754819523
  • Category: Birds
  • Page: 256
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Jen Green shows how to encourage birds into the garden, with over 25 step-by-step projects for bird-feeders, bird tables, bird-baths and birdhouses.

Rodale's Illustrated Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening

Rodale's Illustrated Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening

  • Author: Pauline Pears
  • Publisher: Dk Pub
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 416
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A reference on organic gardening provides detailed instruction in and tips on the techniques required to produce fruits and vegetables, flowers, and herbs without the use of chemicals.

FIELD GUIDE TO INSECTS OF BRITAIN AND NORTHERN EUROPE

FIELD GUIDE TO INSECTS OF BRITAIN AND NORTHERN EUROPE

  • Author: Bob Gibbons
  • Publisher: Crowood
  • ISBN: 1847973698
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 320
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Written by well-known naturalists and photographers, this guide will enable the easy identification of around 1,000 of the more common insects found in the region. The carefully chosen selection represents all insect groups, with a bias towards the more prominent species, so that all the butterflies, grasshoppers, crickets, damselflies and dragonflies occurring in Britain have been included. Over 700 colour photographs show the species in their natural habitats, and around 100 line-drawings clearly show important features, enabling accurate identification.

Gardening in the Coastal South

Gardening in the Coastal South

  • Author: Marie Harrison
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 1561649309
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 234
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Take a stroll through the garden of a self-confessed hortimaniac. Gardening is Marie Harrison's avocation, passion . . . some might say, obsession. In her personal, witty style (she refers to her husband as Amiable Spouse, or A.S. for short), Marie divulges her own tried-and-true ways of gardening along the coasts of the southeast United States. Marie covers perennials, flowers grown from bulbs, herbs, shrubs and small trees, vines, edible flowers, and herbs for flower borders. A section of full-color photos captures these beautiful plants and flowers in all their vibrant glory. Charming pen-and-ink illustrations are sprinkled throughout the text. Marie discusses the edible and medicinal properties of various plants (there's even a quick tip or two!), as well as coastal considerations such as salt tolerance; environmental issues such as pesticide use, beneficial insects, and exotic invasives; and gardening for birds and butterflies. She also offers her musings on the seasons in Florida and how she spends her time in the garden during each phase of the year. Whether you're seasoned gardener like Marie or a tentative beginner just starting out with a windowsill herb garden, this delightful book will make you appreciate the dirt under your fingernails.

The California Wildlife Habitat Garden

The California Wildlife Habitat Garden

How to Attract Bees, Butterflies, Birds, and Other Animals

  • Author: Nancy Bauer
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 0520267818
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 248
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Explains how to transform backyard gardens into living ecosystems that are not only enjoyable retreats for humans, but also sanctuaries for wildlife.

The complete practical guide to gardening with annuals, bulbs & perennials

The complete practical guide to gardening with annuals, bulbs & perennials

an illustrated encyclopedia of flowering plants containing more than 1,800 beautiful photographs

  • Author: Richard Bird,Kathleen Brown
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780681460096
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 512
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The Butterflies of Iowa

The Butterflies of Iowa

  • Author: Dennis W. Schlicht,John C. Downey,Jeffrey C. Nekola
  • Publisher: University of Iowa Press
  • ISBN: 1587297612
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 252
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This beautiful and comprehensive guide, many years in the making, is a manual for identifying the butterflies of Iowa as well as 90 percent of the butterflies in the Plains states. It begins by providing information on the natural communities of Iowa, paying special attention to butterfly habitat and distribution. Next come chapters on the history of lepidopteran research in Iowa and on creating butterfly gardens, followed by an intriguing series of questions and issues relevant to the study of butterflies in the state. The second part contains accounts, organized by family, for the 118 species known to occur in Iowa. Each account includes the common and scientific names for each species, its Opler and Warren number, its status in Iowa, adult flight times and number of broods per season, distinguishing features, distribution and habitat, and natural history information such as behavior and food plant preferences. As a special feature of each account, the authors have included questions that illuminate the research and conservation challenges for each species. In the third section, the illustrations, grouped for easier comparison among species, include color photographs of all the adult forms that occur in Iowa. Male and female as well as top and bottom views are shown for most species. The distribution maps indicate in which of Iowa’s ninety-nine counties specimens have been collected; flight times for each species are shown by marking the date of collection for each verified specimen on a yearly calendar. The book ends with a checklist, collection information specific to the photographs, a glossary, references, and an index. The authors’ meticulous attention to detail, stimulating questions for students and researchers, concern for habitat preservation, and joyful appreciation of the natural world make it a valuable and inspiring volume.

The Ecology of a Garden

The Ecology of a Garden

The First Fifteen Years

  • Author: Jennifer Owen
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521343350
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 403
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Many suburban gardens are recognized as being rich in wildlife. Published accounts of their natural history, however, are largely antecdotal with little quantitative basis. This is, therefore, a unique documentation of the wildlife that existed in the author's Leicestershire garden over a fifteen-year period between 1972 and 1986. After an introduction to urban wildlife, gardens, and the natural history of Leicestershire, the author describes her garden and the techniques employed for trapping, collecting, and recording of species. In total, the diversity, abundance and yearly fluctuations of 1757 species of animal and 422 species of plant were recorded. It is clear that the author views the suburban garden as an ecological habitat, and one of the most important conclusions reached by Dr. Owen is that with increasing despoliation of the countryside, gardens will have considerable significance for conservation.

Designing California Native Gardens

Designing California Native Gardens

The Plant Community Approach to Artful, Ecologial Gardens

  • Author: Glenn Keator,Alrie Middlebrook
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 9780520251106
  • Category: Gardening
  • Page: 342
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"An excellent how-to book on California native plant landscaping . . . with plans, photographs, and plant lists which are sure to fire the imagination of any gardener."--Arvind Kumar, California Native Plant Society