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Beastly abodes : homes for birds, bats, butterflies & other backyard wildlife

Author: Bobbe Needham
Publisher: New York : Sterling Pub., 1995.
Series: A Sterling/Lark book
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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35 projects for making housing for the wildlife in your yard. All are designed using natural materials, and to meet the needs and safety considerations of animals, as well as to delight the human eye. Includes fact-filled sidebars and articles that offer information on the needs and habits of various animals.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bobbe Needham
ISBN: 080693168X 9780806931685 0806931698 9780806931692
OCLC Number: 32429718
Notes: "A Sterling/Lark book."
Includes index.
Description: 144 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm.
Contents: Beastly basics --
Hosting wildlife --
Who needs what? --
Abodes for bats. Small bat nursery / Mark Strom --
Little brown bats --
Large bat house / Steve Mitchell --
Mexican free-tailed bats --
Bat attic / Robin Clark --
Twig mosaic bat house / Bobby Hansson --
Big brown bats --
Rustic bat house / Rolf Holmquist --
Abodes for butterflies. Twig mosaic butterfly box / Bobby Hansson --
Cedar butterfly box / Robin Clark --
Bark butterfly box / Rolf Holmquist --
Abodes for birds. Grapevine nest basket / Don Daniels --
Honeysuckle nest baskets / Paul Hedrick --
Mourning doves --
Barred owl nest / Rolf Holmquist --
Barred owls --
Owl and kestrel box / Steve Mitchell --
American kestrels --
Screech owls --
Northern Saw-whet owls --
Boreal owls. Northern flicker nest box / Mark Strom --
Northern flickers --
Red-headed woodpeckers --
Hairy woodpeckers --
Rustic nesting shelf / Bobby Hansson --
Barn swallows --
Eastern phoebes --
Gourd houses for swallows / Elaine Knoll, Gladys Smith, and George Knoll --
Tree swallows and violet-green swallows --
Gourd martin houses / Lew Applebaum --
Purple martins --
Purple martin house / Mark Strom --
Chickadee winter roost / Claudia Osby --
Bark winter roost / Nona Donaho --
Barn wood winter roost / Rolf Holmquist --
Black-capped, Carolina, and Mountain chickadees --
Natural titmouse house / Rolf Holmquist --
Downy woodpeckers --
Plain and tufted titmice --
Nuthatch house / Carol Bomer --
White-breasted and Red-breasted nuthatches. Gourd houses for wrens --
Bewick's wrens --
Carolina wrens --
House wrens --
Sunflower nesting shelf / Steve Mitchell --
American robins --
Bluebird and flycatcher nest boxes / Robin Clark --
Mountain bluebirds --
Great crested flycatchers --
Peterson bluebird nest box / Claudia Osby --
Eastern and Western bluebirds --
Randomweave birdbath / Carla Filippelli --
Vine bird feeder / Paula Hedrick --
For kids : salt box and saucers bird feeder / Nels Arnold --
Abodes for other backyard beasts. Preening and sunning raft / Mark Strom --
Painted turtles --
Mallards, Blue-winged teal, and Wood ducks --
Canada goose nesting washtub --
Canada geese --
Tudor flying squirrel and mouse house / Claudia Osby --
Northern and Southern flying squirrels. White-footed mice and Woodland Deer mice --
Squirrel nest box / Mark Strom --
Grey squirrels --
Fox squirrels --
Red (Chickaree or Douglas) squirrels --
Mason bee houses / Robin Clark --
Mason bees --
For kids : toad houses / Austin Sconyers-Snow and French Sconyers-Snow --
American toads --
Grapevine skep / Don Daniels --
Randomweave skep / Carla Filippelli --
Metric conversion chart.
Series Title: A Sterling/Lark book
Responsibility: Bobbe Needham.

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A collection of ideas for making homes from natural materials, for birds, bats, bees and other wildlife in the garden. Step-by-step instructions are given for each project, along with materials and  Read more...

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