The Bat House Builder s Handbook

Author: Merlin D. Tuttle
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0974237914
Release Date: 2005-03-01
Genre: Nature

Since 1994, this handbook has been the definitive source for bat house information. This new edition updates the original bat house plans and includes a new "rocket box" design, along with mounting suggestions, tips for experimentation, and more.

America s Neighborhood Bats

Author: Merlin D. Tuttle
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292712804
Release Date: 2005-09-01
Genre: Nature

Since its first publication in 1988, America's Neighborhood Bats has changed the way we look at bats by underscoring their harmless and beneficial nature. In this second revised edition, Merlin Tuttle offers bat aficionados the most up-to-date bat facts, including a wealth of new information on bat house design and current threats to bat survival.

Bats Bats Bats

Author: Brad Spacone
Publisher: Johazel Publishing
ISBN: 0997564512
Release Date: 2017-07-24
Genre:

A fun book written by environmentalist and jack-of-all-trades, Brad Spacone. A how-to book that's interesting for any reader. Not only does he reveal easy to follow instructions on how to build a bat house, the author shares story vignettes of his life in Florida. Follow him as he tells about buying his dream home on a finger canal of the Cypress Creek.

Stokes Beginner s Guide to Bats

Author: Kim Williams
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316816582
Release Date: 2002-04-29
Genre: Nature

A pocket-size, brilliantly colorful, simple-to-use guide to bats, containing dozens of full-color photographs that enable readers of all ages to identify the most common species; range maps; tips on attracting and observing creatures in the wild; information on habitat needs, life cycle, food preferences; and much more.

Audubon Birdhouse Book

Author: Margaret A. Barker
Publisher: Voyageur Press
ISBN: 9781627880831
Release Date: 2013-11-15
Genre: Nature

DIVA visit to almost any home or garden center presents birders with numerous cute and colorful contraptions that are sold as bird homes. But the fact is, many of these products provide anything but a safe refuge for your feathered friends./divDIV /divDIVProduced in association with the National Audubon Society, Audubon Birdhouse Book explains how to build and place functional DIY bird homes that are safe and appropriate for more than 20 classic North American species, from wrens to raptors. Each of the easy-to-build boxes and shelves within is accompanied by cut lists, specially created line diagrams, and step-by-step photography, making the projects accessible to those with even the most rudimentary woodworking skills. In addition, this practical and beautifully presented guide is packed with color photography and information about the bird species covered—including titmice, chickadees, nuthatches, phoebes, swallows, waterfowl, and even kestrels and owls—to help the reader properly place and maintain the homes to attract birds. And because these projects are the product of years of experience and field-testing, you can be sure you’re getting the best advice regarding proper design, safe construction materials, and correct home placement to mitigate exposure to elements, pests, and predators. Finally, beyond the birdhouses, you’ll find out how you can contribute to the larger birding community and even enhance your birding experience with the aid of new technologies./div

Chimney Swift Towers

Author: Paul D. Kyle
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 9781603445900
Release Date: 2005-02-22
Genre: Nature

Chimney Swifts, birds that nest and roost in chimneys, have been historically abundant in North America. But by the late 1980s, the number of swifts migrating to North America from the Amazon River Basin had declined. A growing number of people across North America are now constructing nesting towers and conducting Chimney Swift conservation projects in their own communities. With Chimney Swift Towers, concerned bird conservationists have a step-by-step guide to help them create more habitat for these beneficial, insect-eating birds. Chimney Swift experts Paul and Georgean Kyle give directions for building freestanding wooden towers, wooden kiosk towers, masonry towers, and other structures. Included are - design basics, - lists of materials needed, - useful diagrams and photographs, - and detailed instructions on site preparation, tower construction, installation, and maintenance. Anyone with basic woodworking or masonry skills and an interest in wildlife conservation will find this publication helpful. That includes do-it-yourselfers, homeowners involved in creating backyard habitat for wildlife, landscape and structural architects, park and wildscape managers, wildlife management area professionals, nature centers, garden centers, scout troops, and other civic organizations in search of community service projects.

The Secret Lives of Bats

Author: Merlin Tuttle
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780544382275
Release Date: 2015-10-20
Genre: Nature

A lifetime of adventures with bats around the world reveals why these special and imperiled creatures should be protected rather than feared. From menacing moonshiners and armed bandits to charging elephants and man-eating tigers, Merlin Tuttle has stopped at nothing to find and protect bats on every continent they inhabit. Enamored of bats ever since discovering a colony in a cave as a boy, Tuttle saw how effective photography could be in persuading people not to fear bats, and he has spent his career traveling the world to document them. Few people realize how sophisticated and intelligent bats are. Tuttle shares research showing that frog-eating bats can identify frogs by their calls, that vampire bats have a social order similar to that of primates, and that bats have remarkable memories. Bats also provide enormous benefits by eating crop pests, pollinating plants, and carrying seeds needed for reforestation. They save farmers billions of dollars annually and are essential to a healthy planet. Sharing highlights from a lifetime of adventure and discovery, Tuttle takes us to the frontiers of bat research and conservation and forever changes the way we see these poorly understood yet fascinating creatures.

Working Alone

Author: John Carroll
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 1561585459
Release Date: 2001
Genre: House & Home

-- Discusses all aspects of laying foundations, raising walls, and more for small or one-person crews

America s Neighborhood Bats

Author: Merlin D. Tuttle
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 9780292792500
Release Date: 2010-03-01
Genre: Nature

Since its first publication in 1988, America's Neighborhood Bats has changed the way we look at bats by underscoring their harmless and beneficial nature. In this second revised edition, Merlin Tuttle offers bat aficionados the most up-to-date bat facts, including a wealth of new information on bat house design and current threats to bat survival.

Beastly Abodes

Author: Bobbe Needham
Publisher: Lark Books
ISBN: 0806931698
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

"Invite bats, birds, butterflies, toads, and other neighborhood creatures into your yard, and reap the rewards of watching wildlife. Thirty-five projects, all made with natural materials that both blend into and enhance and backyard setting, are designed to meet the needs and safety considerations of animals as well as to delight the human eye. Enjoy the satisfaction of building: a rustic bat house ; a twig mosaic butterfly box ; gourd houses for purple martins ; a double-decker woven vine bird feeder ; toad house and more! Fact-filled sidebars and articles offer information on the needs and habits of various animals, helping you to design the perfect haven for your visitors" --Cover, p. 4.

The World Factbook

Author: Central Intelligence Agency
Publisher: Masterlab
ISBN: 9788379912131
Release Date: 2015-01-01
Genre: Reference

The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. The World Factbook is prepared by the Central Intelligence Agency. Comprehensive guide full of facts, maps, flags, and detailed information. A must for travellers, businessmen, politicians, and all who wants to know more about our fascinating world. -- We share these facts with the people of all nations in the belief that knowledge of the truth underpins the functioning of free societies (From official webpage). Tags: world, guide, facts, almanach

Creating a Culture of Reflective Practice

Author: Pete Hall
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 9781416624448
Release Date: 2017-08-29
Genre: Education

As a school administrator, instructional coach, or teacher leader, you know that reflective teachers are effective teachers. But how can you help teachers become self-reflective practitioners whose thoughtful approach translates into real gains for student achievement? In Creating a Culture of Reflective Practice—a companion volume to their teacher-oriented book Teach, Reflect, Learn—authors Pete Hall and Alisa Simeral draw on lessons learned from educators across grade levels, content areas, and district demographics to present a definitive guide to developing a culture of reflective practice in your school. Hall and Simeral expand on ideas originally presented in Building Teachers’ Capacity for Success to help you gain a clear understanding of your role and responsibilities—and those of your teachers—within each stage of the Continuum of Self-Reflection. Armed with the book’s real-life examples and research-based tools, you’ll learn how to determine the current location of all stakeholders on the continuum and how teacher-leadership activities, transformational feedback, and strategic coaching can move them forward. The end result? A schoolwide culture that both values reflection and uses it to ensure that teachers—and their students—reach their fullest potential.

Bats of Puerto Rico

Author: Michael R. Gannon
Publisher: Texas Tech University Press
ISBN: 0896725510
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Nature

"An interesting and enjoyable read. . . . Rich detail presented in well-written, logical fashion about the bat fauna of this interesting island." —Acta Chiropterologica The Caribbean islands are home to some of the most unusual species of bats. A number of them are endemic, living in no other region of the world. On Puerto Rico alone, thirteen different species have been found. Bats are the only naturally occurring mammals there; all others were introduced after settlement of the island, first by the Taíno Indians and later by the Spanish. Puerto Rico is important for study because of its human history, tropical climate, size, relief, and isolation from the mainland. It is a useful model for understanding how historical, geographic, and environmental factors interact in a controlled environment to affect the diversity and complexity of its resident species. This volume is the first complete compilation of the distribution, natural history, taxonomy, and ecology of the bats of Puerto Rico. The coauthors, all experienced researchers, introduce the book with a discussion of Puerto Rican ecosystems and an overview of facts and misconceptions about bats in general. The main text provides detailed descriptions of each of the thirteen Puerto Rican species, as well as illustrations of their faces and skulls. The book concludes with keys to the characters of these bats and a complete glossary. Maps show the distribution of each species on the island. Bats of Puerto Rico is designed to be an easily used source of information for the general public as well as a complete descriptive record for ecologists, mammalogists, and wildlife biologists.