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.

Building Bat Houses

Author: Dale Evva Gelfand
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1580170188
Release Date: 1997-01
Genre: House & Home

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

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

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.

The Complete Book of Birdhouse Construction for Woodworkers

Author: Scott D. Campbell
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486140315
Release Date: 2012-06-11
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Detailed instructions, illustrations, and tables for building 7 attractive, sturdy, and genuinely inhabitable birdhouses. Also data on bird habitats and instinct patterns. Bibliography. 3 tables. 63 illustrations in 15 figures.

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.

Birdhouses More

Author: A.J. Hamler
Publisher: "F+W Media, Inc."
ISBN: 9781440333149
Release Date: 2014-03-28
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Make Your Yard a Home for Creatures Great and Small! Imagine filling your backyard with birds, bees, butterflies, chipmunks, deer, toads and more. That's all possible with the beautiful, yet practical, projects in this book. Birdhouses & More offers easy-to-follow plans for 25 projects--from feeders, to houses, to birdbaths and beyond. You can make each one quickly with basic materials and a simple set of tools. And the actual construction steps are a breeze, thanks to the thorough instructions, clear photos of key steps and detailed cutting lists that make it easy to plan the materials you'll need. If you've dreamed of watching wildlife right outside your door, you need this book.

Bats of the Rocky Mountain West

Author: Rick Alan Adams
Publisher:
ISBN: 0870817361
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Nature

In this beautifully illustrated volume, bat specialist Rick A. Adams delves into bats' true nature and the roles these fascinating ledurblaka ("leather flutterers") play in the natural history and ecology of the Rocky Mountain West.

Bird Bee Bug Houses

Author: Derek Jones
Publisher: Guild of Master Craftsman Publications Limited
ISBN: 186108644X
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Transform any garden into a wildlife haven by creating perfect nesting places for birds, bats, bees, butterflies, lacewings, and ladybugs. All that's needed are a few basic woodworking techniques, tools, and materials (some recycled or scavenged) to complete these 18 projects. Every project comes with an exploded diagram and cutting list, and there's information on choosing locations, maintenance, species habits, and nesting requirements.

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

Author: M. Brock Fenton
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226065267
Release Date: 2015-01-28
Genre: Science

There are more than 1,300 species of bats—or almost a quarter of the world’s mammal species. But before you shrink in fear from these furry “creatures of the night,” consider the bat’s fundamental role in our ecosystem. A single brown bat can eat several thousand insects in a night. Bats also pollinate and disperse the seeds for many of the plants we love, from bananas to mangoes and figs. Bats: A World of Science and Mystery presents these fascinating nocturnal creatures in a new light. Lush, full-color photographs portray bats in flight, feeding, and mating in views that show them in exceptional detail. The photos also take the reader into the roosts of bats, from caves and mines to the tents some bats build out of leaves. A comprehensive guide to what scientists know about the world of bats, the book begins with a look at bats’ origins and evolution. The book goes on to address a host of questions related to flight, diet, habitat, reproduction, and social structure: Why do some bats live alone and others in large colonies? When do bats reproduce and care for their young? How has the ability to fly—unique among mammals—influenced bats’ mating behavior? A chapter on biosonar, or echolocation, takes readers through the system of high-pitched calls bats emit to navigate and catch prey. More than half of the world’s bat species are either in decline or already considered endangered, and the book concludes with suggestions for what we can do to protect these species for future generations to benefit from and enjoy. From the tiny “bumblebee bat”—the world’s smallest mammal—to the Giant Golden-Crowned Flying Fox, whose wingspan exceeds five feet, A Battery of Bats presents a panoramic view of one of the world’s most fascinating yet least-understood species.

Birdhouses You Can Build in a Day

Author: Popular Woodworking,
Publisher: Popular Woodworking Books
ISBN: 1558709258
Release Date: 2004-10-15
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Build a Fine Home for your Feathered Friends Birds of all feathers will be flocking to your backyard to live in the beautiful houses and dine in the unique feeders you can build in just a few short hours. This book is chock-full of more than 50 simple projects for bird, butterfly and bat houses designed by the expert editors of Popular Woodworking Books. All you need are basic woodworking skills, tools, project materials and your imagination! Each design is guaranteed to attract specific birds in nearly every region, including Australia, Europe and the United States. Build a cottage for chickadees, nesting shelves and boxes for robins and mourning doves, basic bluebird houses—even a finch castle! Step-by-step color photos and easy-to-follow instructions will guide you along the way. Why spend your money on a ready-made birdhouse or feeder that looks like all the rest? In one afternoon, you can build a unique bird retreat that will soon turn your backyard into a birdwatcher's paradise!

Renovation

Author: Michael W. Litchfield
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 9781561585885
Release Date: 2005
Genre: House & Home

Following the complete sequence of a home remodeling project, an updated handbook demonstrates how to assess renovation needs and select the repair method, discusses what problems might arise during each step of renovation, and offers specific advice on renovating all types of homes. 15,000 first printing.

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.