How to Plant a Backyard Habitat to Attract Winged Wildlife
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019.
Description: 266 pages : color illustrations, maps (some color) ; 24 cm.
A quick-reference guide to attracting birds and butterflies for gardeners with little experience and time. In the eye of a bird or butterfly, the typical suburban landscape resembles an unfriendly desert. Closely mowed lawns, tightly clipped shrubs, raked-up borders, and deadheaded flowers mean no place to nest, no food to eat, and nowhere to hide. To the humans who live there, this means no bird songs, no colorful butterflies, no dazzling hummingbirds, no night-sparkling fireflies. Creating a garden that welcomes these creatures may seem like a confusing and complicated task, but the principles involved are relatively simple. Essentially, wildlife needs food, water, and shelter, just like we do, and this lavishly illustrated guide shows which plants attract which creatures, and how to plant and care for them.
Series: Home grown gardening guides.
Contents: Welcoming winged wildlife -- Creating a bird garden -- Planting for hummingbirds -- Attracting butterflies.