Gardening For Birds Butterflies And Bees

Author: Editors at Birds and Blooms
Editor: Readers Digest
ISBN: 9781621453031
File Size: 65,77 MB
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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
Gardening for Birds, Butterflies, and Bees
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Editors at Birds and Blooms
Categories: Gardening
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-02-02 - Publisher: Readers Digest

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, Bees and Butterfiles
Language: en
Pages: 300
Authors: Nancy J. Hajeski
Categories: Animal-plant relationships
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016 - Publisher: National Geographic Books

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Language: en
Pages: 480
Authors: Bruce M. Beehler
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-03-26 - Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

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National Wildlife Federation®: Attracting Birds, Butterflies, and Other Backyard Wildlife, Expanded Second Edition
Language: en
Pages: 250
Authors: David Mizejewski
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-04-09 - Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

From renowned National Wildlife Federation naturalist and TV host David Mizejewski comes a new book to show you how to create a magical ecosystem right in your backyard! Invite beautiful songbirds, colorful butterflies, buzzing bees and other fascinating wildlife by nurturing a wildlife habitat garden. With more than 200 high-quality
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Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Anjou Kiernan
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-07-14 - Publisher: Fair Winds Press

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