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Touch a Butterfly

Wildlife Gardening With Kids

By April Pulley Sayre

Turn your garden into a hummingbird hotspot, a haven for butterflies, and a thriving ecosystem that will delight and inspire the young and young-at-heart.

Gardening with children is a pleasure in itself, but when you learn to include wildlife in your plans, gardening becomes an even more joyful family experience. Creating a garden that invites wildlife opens up a wider world of nature for investigation, inspiration, and delight. Begin to see your yard from an animal’s perspective; discover plants that attract colorful birds and bugs; embrace sensory experiences that native plants and creatures bring; and understand how your yard fits into the surrounding landscape. Along the way you will discover simple ways you can actively support wildlife in your immediate environment, no matter where you live. This family-friendly guide to wildlife gardening leads you on a path to discovery, where trees are transformed into bird and animal habitats, where sunny spots are revered for dragonfly viewing, and where your entire garden becomes an animal-welcoming kingdom.




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Format: Book
Author: Sayre, April Pulley
Title: Touch a butterfly : wildlife gardening with kids / April Pulley Sayre.
Publisher Date: Boston, Mass. : Roost Books, 2013.
Subject: Gardening to attract wildlife Wildlife attracting Garden animals
Isbn: 9781590309179 (pbk. : alk. paper) 1590309170 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 3
Call Number: 635 Say
Oclc: 794640298
Bib Id: 434187

Format: Book
Author: Sayre, April Pulley
Title: Touch a butterfly : wildlife gardening with kids / April Pulley Sayre.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: Boston, Mass. : Roost Books, 2013.
Description: xiv, 207 p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm.
Subjects: Gardening to attract wildlife
Subjects: Wildlife attracting
Subjects: Garden animals
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: The comfy spot -- Opening your ears -- Gardening in the rain -- Layer cake of life -- Oh, the itchies! Bathing, sunning, and anting -- The great escape -- Pile it on! Simple shelters -- What's on the menu? -- Water detectives -- Wooing with water -- Consider the wind -- Winter nest hunt -- Snowy day survey -- Planning your garden -- Going to the maps -- Sounds and space -- Sensing the soil -- The lessons of compost -- Preparing the ground -- Transplanting time -- Native plants -- Cacti for wildlife -- Planting the great ones -- Giving trees space to grow -- Celebrating snags -- Water gardening -- Mowing for wildlife -- When a fence is more than a fence -- Keeping the neighbors happy -- Butterfly seekers -- Finding the best spot for your butterfly garden -- Plants for a butterfly garden -- The caterpillar crawl -- Dragonfly encounters -- Creating dragonfly and damselfly habitats -- Bees and other awe-inspiring insects -- Toadally cool -- Bats are beautiful -- Berry eaters -- Sharing berries with the birds -- Welcome, seedeaters -- Symphony of seeds -- Insect eaters -- Hello, hummingbirds! -- A building materials buffet for the birds -- Cavity nesters -- Secrets to successful wildlife watching -- Wildlife blinds -- Hands and feet awareness -- What about mosquitoes? -- Reaching out to the community -- Getting your wildlife garden certified.
LCCN: 2012021579
ISBN: 9781590309179 (pbk. : alk. paper)
ISBN: 1590309170 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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Available Copies: 2
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Call Number: 635 Say