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National Wildlife Federation Attracting Birds, Butterflies & Backyard Wildlife

  • Creative Homeowner Press #274655 Attracting Birds Book

Product Description
A backyard can come alive by creating an environment with plants and spaces that attract nature’s most interesting and friendly creatures. Colorful butterflies, uplifting songbirds, and lively toads can enhance the personal garden space, giving pleasure to nature lovers of all ages. National Wildlife Federation’s® Attracting Birds, Butterflies, and Other Backyard Wildlife provides over a dozen step-by-step projects for families to do together, making getting back to nature easy, educational, and fun.

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5 Responses to “National Wildlife Federation Attracting Birds, Butterflies & Backyard Wildlife”

  1. Kyle T. Slocum

    This book provides the reader with awesome and specific information on how to create a backyard habitat for wildlife. It is increasingly important for people to consider wildlife needs in their backyards with the ever on going sprawl of the cities. Much wildlife habitat is consumed by the growth of the cities, and this book gives a good starting point for beginners, as well as detailed information that even the more experienced person can use to make their backyard a wildlife habitat. There are even instructions on how to register you backyard habitat with the National Wildlife Federation! I recommend this book to anyone interested in giving their backyard a wildlife habitat make over!
    Rating: 5 / 5

  2. E. Flowers

    Great book- well liked by my 80 year old grandfather- he’s an avid bird watcher. Really enjoyed this book!
    Rating: 5 / 5

  3. Donna Long

    When you read this book you know you are receiving good, high quality and accurate advice. David Mizejewski, the author, has sound knowledge and experience which he shares with us. After reading this book and following it’s instructions, I was able to have my backyard certified a Wildlife Habitat.

    Unlike some other books, this one doesn’t give outdated information. Invasive or harm plants are identified and cautioned against. If a plant is invasive, beneficial native alternatives are suggested.

    The book is full projects that are actually do-able. And not ones that require several power tools. So, read this book and learn about attracting birds, butterflies, mammals, reptiles and amphibians to your garden. And go on safari by steeping out the back door.

    Rating: 5 / 5

  4. Jacqueline Koscheski

    This book is WONDERFUL!! I took this to the local nursery so I could buy the right flowers, I noticed folks were looking over my shoulder. It’s a great book for ALL your birds, butterflies and just remodeling your yard.

    Each topic is condensed on one page, just the facts and photos. Each topic has a photo of some sort to help you understand the reading. There were topics that I would not have even looked up, but now I am glad I know more about it!!! The book is in A-Z format and doesn’t used alot of

    “tech. terms” I don’t understand, and that’s great!!! It has receipes on making birds treats and some really great ideas on how to even tame a few wildlife birds and such! A MUST FOR ALL NATURE LOVERS!!! JT
    Rating: 5 / 5

  5. Dianne Foster

    So you want to turn your big back yard into a wildlife refuge? The place to begin is with the NWF `ATTRACTING BIRDS, BUTTERFLIES AND OTHER BACKYARD WILDLIFE.’ This book, part of the `Creative Homeowner Series includes all kinds of nifty ideas for making your yard creature-friendly. You will become interested in ridding yourself of noxious grass the upkeep of which is frustrating, a lot of work, and expensive, and probably a source of pollution in your watershed. The book explains the reason why you also want to rid yourself of invasive exotic plants and add native plantings to your yard. Many `exotics carry disease and many fail to nourish the local fauna that grew up with the native stuff. Birds, for example, find the berries from the native Dogwood much more nutritious than the fruit of the Kousa Dogwood. You want to strive for balance in your yard if you want more bird sightings. If you live far enough out in the hinterland, you may also find other creatures visit your yard (though I live in Arlington VA and my neighbor reports a raccoon is having a fish dinner every night from her pond, and I know I have smelled a skunk on many mornings).

    The beautiful photos in this publication will inspire you to plan and plant as well as spread peanut butter on your homemade `energy muffins’ filled with cornmeal, peanuts and suet or vegetable shortening. You can decorate a Yule tree for the birds the kids might enjoy and/or build a pond with decorative plants. Or if you don’t have room for a pond, try making a puddle or a muddy area (the kids will love this) or a container garden for small spaces. You will need to provide cover, which can also be beautiful (we have Cardinals nesting in a Pyracantha bush out front — my Conure loves to watch them from his window vantage point). We planted Clematis for the butterflies and trumpet flowers for the hummingbirds, and Echinacea for the Finches. The Chickadee loves seeds on the Crepe Myrtle Bush and the Mockingbird loves the Holly.

    This is a great book for learning how to attract wildlife (the kind you want) and grow native flora for your fauna, as well as engage in fun activities with your kids or grandkids.
    Rating: 5 / 5

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