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In this handsome book, Mizejewski, manager of the National Wildlife Federation's Backyard Wildlife Habitat Program, offers a short guide to creating gardens and yards that promote ecological balance and provide natural habitats for a wide variety of wildlifeâ"birds, butterflies, toads, snakes, bats, bees and necessary predators such as spiders, beetles, owls and hawks. In uncomplicated text accompanied by stunning photographs, he suggests native plants that can be used to attract birds and butterflies and gives simple instructions for family projectsâ"creating attractive bird feeders and stocking them with food; building nesting boxes for birds, butterflies and bats, and houses for frogs, toads and salamanders; making and maintaining birdbaths, drinking areas, ponds and wetland habitats. The most valuable parts of the book are those in which Mizejewski emphasizes the importance of using native plants to maintain the mutual relationships that plants, animals and other living organisms have developed over the millennia and explains how exotic imports can disrupt this balance. His lists of desirable native plants and undesirable exotics are far from comprehensive, but he directs the reader to Web sites where further information is available. The text is brief, but with its 170 color photos, it provides a good starting point for homeowners who want to create attractive natural habitats. The book concludes with instructions for registering wildlife-friendly gardens with the National Wildlife Federation as official Backyard Wildlife Habitat sites.
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Epinions.com (Brisbane, CA)
Mar 21, 2007
It is full of practical how-to information to make your yard a wildlife haven ”
Daily Progress (Jacksonville, TX)
June 05, 2007
Loved this book. It taught me many things I could do in my yard to attract wildlife.Published 2 days ago by Breezy
I wish I would have looked into more local choices. Not much for this specific part of the American desert. Tucson, AZPublished 12 months ago by joz west
The book is useful, very informative and illustrated nicely on the topic. I like the fact that it was a book with alittle more research to it when it was written on the subject... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Donna Robinson
The booked looked new, but there were water stains on the bottom of the pages near the spine which caused some of the pages to stick together. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Robert G Hobson
Relax and enjoy God's creation as His creatures come to visit your space designed to bring them in. Great photos and ideas to make a joy out of projects to transform your yard... Read morePublished on March 12, 2010 by D. Turner
This book provides the reader with awesome and specific information on how to create a backyard habitat for wildlife. Read morePublished on June 1, 2009 by Kyle T. Slocum
Great book- well liked by my 80 year old grandfather- he's an avid bird watcher. Really enjoyed this book!Published on January 24, 2009 by E. Flowers
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. Read morePublished on June 6, 2007 by Avid reader