Planting For Butterflies

Author: Jane Moore
Editor: Hardie Grant Publishing
ISBN: 1787136299
File Size: 53,19 MB
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Butterflies are brilliant pollinators and add vibrancy and colour to the garden. A summer's day wouldn't be the same without the gentle fluttering of delicate wings. They connect us with living and breathing nature and are an essential part of a dynamic ecosystem. However, in the past forty years, these insects, which were once a common sight in our gardens, are now in decline thanks to habit loss, climate change and the use of pesticides. But do not despair – there is a lot you can do to help improve their numbers! Planting for Butterflies will show you how you can attract these beautiful insects and help them to flourish by creating a butterfly-friendly garden. No matter how small or large your space – from a window ledge in the city to a country garden – Jane Moore offers advice on the nectar-rich blooms to grow, and when and where to plant them. This charmingly illustrated, practical guide will set your garden a flutter.

Butterfly Gardening For Texas

Author: Geyata Ajilvsgi
Editor: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 1603448063
File Size: 39,55 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Texas hosts an unparalleled number of butterfly species, and whether one lives near the beaches of the Gulf Coast or in the mountains of the Trans-Pecos, all Texans can enjoy the color and tranquility that butterflies bring to any outdoor space. In Butterfly Gardening for Texas, author and expert Geyata Ajilvsgi shares a wealth of practical information about all kinds of butterflies and the many flowers and other plants they utilize in their miraculous life cycle: from hidden egg to munching caterpillar to cryptic chrysalis to nectar-sipping, winged adult. Written in an engaging, nontechnical style for anyone who wants to attract butterflies to the yard or garden, the book provides tips for making gardens caterpillar- and butterfly-friendly, in-depth profiles of more than fifty butterflies, descriptions of the food plants for a variety of both caterpillars and butterflies, and plant lists for easy selection and substitution, depending on where you live and what is available. For those who want specific advice on what to plant where, Ajilvsgi has designed useful, adaptable landscape plans and extensive planting options for each of seven state regions. Helpful appendices aid gardeners in taking photographs of the butterflies they attract, in locating sources for seeds and plants, and in finding organizations and other instructive publications for additional information about these beautiful and beneficial insects. As the popularity of butterfly gardening continues to increase, gardeners of all skill levels will find Butterfly Gardening for Texas an invaluable source of guidance and inspiration.

Creating A Butterfly Garden

Author: Marcus Schneck
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671892460
File Size: 36,45 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Practical and beautiful, this book shows how to attract butterflies to a back yard garden--and turn it into a fluttering paradise. Marcus Schneck explains the life cycles, migration patterns, and mating behavior of these creatures, and offers invaluable information on everything from pesticide-free garden maintenance to the use of feeders.

Butterfly Gardening For The South

Author: Geyata Ajilvsgi
Editor: Taylor Pub
File Size: 77,79 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Reference for Southern gardeners who want to attract butterflies to their gardens.

Pollinator Friendly Gardening

Author: Rhonda Fleming Hayes
Editor: Voyageur Press (MN)
ISBN: 0760349134
File Size: 79,59 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Want to do your part in helping your local pollinators flourish? Pollinator Friendly Gardening makes it easy. Are you interested in growing a naturally healthy garden? How about making sure your local environment helps bees, butterflies, and birds survive and thrive? If you are a beekeeper, are you looking for the ideal plants to keep your colony happy? Pollinators such as monarch butterflies and bees are under threat, and more and more gardeners want to do all they can to create a hospitable space for them. That's where Pollinator Friendly Gardening comes in. It identifies the most visible and beloved pollinators: bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, as well as some more unlikely candidates such as ants, wasps, and beetles. It then explains the intriguing synergy between plants and pollinators. This vital information makes it a unique sourcebook to share the ways that anyone can make a yard a more friendly place for pollinators. Plant selection, hardscape choices, habitat building (both natural and manmade), and growing practices that give pollinators their best chance in the garden are all covered in detail. Plant lists organized by category, helpful tips, and expert spotlights make it a fun and easy book to read too.

The Living Tropical Greenhouse

Author: John Tampion
Editor: Guild of Master Craftsman Publications Limited
File Size: 23,41 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A guide to creating a miniature tropical rainforest in a greenhouse or conservatory, and populating it with butterflies. The authors have been growing tropical plants and butterflies for 20 years. Here they describe how to grow bananas, passion flowers and many other exotic plants as a safe and natural habitat for monarchs and swallowtails and a host of other tropical butterflies. There is practical advice on how to care for the butterflies at every stage of their life cycle, so that you can learn about their fascinating lives, take part in their conservation, and wonder at their beauty, without leaving your own home.

Gardening For Butterflies

Author: The Xerces Society
Editor: Timber Press
ISBN: 160469761X
File Size: 24,94 MB
Format: PDF
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“No matter the size or shape of your growing area, this will guide you through creating a butterfly-friendly space.” —Mother Earth News Welcome the world’s most exquisite visitors to your garden! Gardening for Butterflies, by the experts at the Xerces Society, introduces you to a variety of butterflies who need our help, and shows you how to design a habitat where they will thrive. This optimistic call to arms is packed with everything you need to create a beautiful, pollinator-friendly garden. You will learn why butterflies matter, why they are in danger, and what simple steps we can take to make a difference. You'll also learn how to choose the right plants and how to create a garden that flutters and flourishes with life.

The California Wildlife Habitat Garden

Author: Nancy Bauer
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520267818
File Size: 76,17 MB
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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.

Wild Your Garden

Author: Jim and Joel Ashton
Editor: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 024145624X
File Size: 44,79 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"It's up to every single one of us to do our bit for wildlife, however small our gardens, and The Butterfly Brothers know just how that can be achieved." Alan Titchmarsh Join the rewilding movement and share your outdoor space with nature. We all have the potential to make the world a little greener. Wild Your Garden, written by Jim and Joel Ashton (aka "The Butterfly Brothers"), shows you how to create a garden that can help boost local biodiversity. Transform a paved-over yard into a lush oasis, create refuges to welcome and support native species, or turn a high-maintenance lawn into a nectar-rich mini-meadow to attract bees and butterflies. You don't need specialist knowledge or acres of land. If you have any outdoor space, you can make a difference to local wildlife, and reduce your carbon footprint, too. "Wildlife gardening is one of the most important things you can do as an individual for increasing biodiversity and mitigating the effects of climate change. From digging a pond to planting a native hedge, the Butterfly Brothers can help you every step of the way." Kate Bradbury

The Butterfly Garden

Author: Jamie L. Turner
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1503519112
File Size: 26,94 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 4764

This is a story explaining the destructive dance between bugs and food. It has silver linings on gray clouds and retells the ancient story of patiently waiting for butterflies when life gives you caterpillars. It is an interactive book meant not just for reading but for discussing and acting. Stop-and-think questions are marked in bold font. Appendices at the end contain crafts, snacks, and butterfly facts. There is a short biography on Henry Walter Bates, a famous scientist from whom the main character of this story is named. There is also information on the current food industry and some gardening tips.

A Field Guide To Western Butterflies

Author: Paul A. Opler
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395791516
File Size: 21,16 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Encompassing nearly six hundred species of butterlies found west of the 100th meridian, this updated handbook features lifelike color plates, photographs, maps, and line drawings, as well as information on habitats, ranges, flight seasons, food plants, and special characteristics of each species. Simultaneous.

Attracting Butterflies To Your Garden

Author: Densey Clyne
ISBN: 9781877069840
File Size: 76,64 MB
Format: PDF
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There are practical ways of turning any garden, large or small, formal or informal, country or suburban, into a butterfly garden. By carefully planning your planting, you can persuade these delightful creatures to take up residence with you. This edition includes new species and distribution maps. Stunning photographs will help you identify not only the butterflies themselves but also the caterpillars and sometimes even their eggs and pupae.

Ortho S All About Attracting Hummingbirds And Butterflies

Author: Ortho's
Editor: Ortho Books
ISBN: 9780897214568
File Size: 25,38 MB
Format: PDF
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Describes the nature of hummingbirds and butterflies and how to create a yard with plants, water, and feeding stations to attract them.

Lela And The Butterflies

Author: Sherri Maret
Editor: Muddy Boots
ISBN: 9781630763824
File Size: 77,43 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Lela loves butterflies. When Lela takes a nature walk with Ranger Maggie, she learns that butterflies need help. Lela's small steps in butterfly conservation start with a butterfly garden of nectar and host plants, but she doesn't stop there and ends up spreading her love for butterflies throughout the community. A simple guide to planting a butterfly garden is also included.

The Butterflies Of West Virginia And Their Caterpillars

Author: Thomas J. Allen
File Size: 18,65 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Describes 128 species of butterflies found in the state, along with their caterpillars and pupae. Each species account provides a description and information on distribution, habitat, life history, nectar sources, and larval host plants. Hundreds of color illustrations, as well as detailed drawings and maps. Written for scientists and general enthusiasts alike.

The Pollinator Victory Garden

Author: Kim Eierman
Editor: Quarry Books
ISBN: 1631597507
File Size: 57,46 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The passion and urgency that inspired WWI and WWII Victory Gardens is needed today to meet another threat to our food supply and our environment—the steep decline of pollinators. The Pollinator Victory Garden offers practical solutions for winning the war against the demise of these essential animals. Pollinators are critical to our food supply and responsible for the pollination of the vast majority of all flowering plants on our planet. Pollinators include not just bees, but many different types of animals, including insects and mammals. Beetles, bats, birds, butterflies, moths, flies, and wasps can be pollinators. But, many pollinators are in trouble, and the reality is that most of our landscapes have little to offer them. Our residential and commercial landscapes are filled with vast green pollinator deserts, better known as lawns. These monotonous green expanses are ecological wastelands for bees and other pollinators. With The Pollinator Victory Garden, you can give pollinators a fighting chance. Learn how to transition your landscape into a pollinator haven by creating a habitat that includes pollinator nutrition, larval host plants for butterflies and moths, and areas for egg laying, nesting, sheltering, overwintering, resting, and warming. Find a wealth of information to support pollinators while improving the environment around you: • The importance of pollinators and the specific threats to their survival• How to provide food for pollinators using native perennials, trees, and shrubs that bloom in succession• Detailed profiles of the major pollinator types and how to attract and support each one• Tips for creating and growing a Pollinator Victory Garden, including site assessment, planning, and planting goals• Project ideas like pollinator islands, enriched landscape edges, revamped foundation plantings, meadowscapes, and other pollinator-friendly lawn alternatives The time is right for a new gardening movement. Every yard, community garden, rooftop, porch, patio, commercial, and municipal landscape can help to win the war against pollinator decline with The Pollinator Victory Garden.

Designing And Planting The Backyard

Author: Kathy Sheldon
Editor: Time Life Medical
ISBN: 9780737006131
File Size: 33,79 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Suggests a variety of garden plans, offers instructions for projects ranging from stone walls to trellis planters, and includes a section of basic gardening information.

The Monarchs Are Missing

Author: Rebecca E. Hirsch
Editor: Millbrook Press ™
ISBN: 1541523229
File Size: 34,32 MB
Format: PDF
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Why are monarch butterflies disappearing? Scientists are racing to find answers. These iconic orange, black, and white butterflies flutter across much of the North American continent, and are a familiar summer sight in many backyards. But in the last twenty years, the monarch butterfly population has been decreasing. Why? Skilled science writer Rebecca E. Hirsch takes readers on a quest to discover what scientists already know—and what they're hoping to learn. In addition, she offers tips about what monarch lovers can do to make a difference, from planting a butterfly garden to getting the word out about harmful pesticides to taking part in citizen science projects.

Touch A Butterfly

Author: April Pulley Sayre
Editor: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 1590309170
File Size: 23,30 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Explains how to plant and maintain a wildlife garden that will provide a natural habitat for a variety of small creatures, while enriching children's relationship with nature.

Garden Butterflies Of North America

Author: Rick Mikula
File Size: 39,59 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Describes butterfly species, the geographic regions where they are found, and the flowers which support each kind, and offers suggestions for creating gardens to attract them