Author: Carrol L. Henderson
Publisher: Minnesota State Document Center
Release Date: 1987-06
A beautifully illustrated and practical guide for landscaping for wildlife. Explains the benefits and principles of landscaping for wildlife and the components necessary to fulfill the major habitat needs of wildlife. Contains chapters on landscaping the yard, farmland and woodland. Tables, figures and illustrations. Extensive bibliography. Glossary. Extensive appendix with list of plants for use in landscaping, planning checklist, bird feeder designs, etc.
Build and craft 25 beautiful small homes and feeders to attract wildlife to your backyard. Handmade Bird, Bee, and Bat Houses features homes to build for everything from bees to bats, and bluebirds to butterflies. Each house is beautifully designed, with colorful details, but is also perfectly adapted for its intended inhabitants. There are birdhouses you can hang up or place on stands, a bee house you can “plant” in your flowerbed, and there's even a home for a toad. There are also feeders for birds and butterflies, and homes for ladybugs. With her trademark attention to detail, Michele McKee-Orsini has designed a collection of miniature palaces for the wildlife that we should all be encouraging into our backyards. Michele takes you through the basic woodworking and decorating skills you will need, and the step-by-step project instructions, clear artwork, and stunning photography will all inspire you to build your own bird, bee, and bat houses.
Author: Marilyn Carmin
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company Incorporated
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
Celebrate the Beauty of Norh American Wildlife on Your Scroll Saw The great pedatory animals of North America will leap from your scroll saw with the exciting patterns found in this book. Cougars, Bears, Hawks, Bobcats, Eagles and more are featured in dozens of detailed patterns by noted artist Marilyn Carmin.
Big, beautiful, and filled with breathtaking photographs and unique projects, this is one book every bird lover simply must have. It’s got everything, from design considerations to construction basics to a jaw-dropping assortment of feeders, baths, and houses to make. Information on the planning stages explains how to choose the right home for a particular bird, discourage unwanted guests, and mount and site the piece. There’s advice on feeding habits, too, but the main feature is the incredible projects, which will delight humans as much as our feathered friends. They include a charming Dutch Treat home with a windmill; a Cuckoo Condo; a rustic Bird Cage Feeder made from grapevines; and even a swimming pool complete with diving board.
Author: Derek Jones
Publisher: Guild of Master Craftsman Publications Limited
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.
Author: Carrol L. Henderson
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Release Date: 2002-05
At the biological crossroads of the Americas, Costa Rica hosts an astonishing array of plants and animals—over half a million species! Ecotourists, birders, and biologists come from around the world to immerse themselves in the country's unspoiled rain forests, mountains, and beaches, drawn by the likelihood of seeing more than three or four hundred species of birds and other animals during even a short stay. To help all of these visitors and local residents identify and enjoy the wildlife of Costa Rica, this field guide presents nearly three hundred species of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, butterflies, moths, and other invertebrates. Carrol Henderson, an experienced wildlife biologist, traveler, and tour leader in Costa Rica, has chosen the species that ecotourists are most likely to see, along with a selection of rarer, sought-after animals. He gives a general introduction to each group of animals, followed by individual species accounts that highlight identification features and interesting ecological adaptations for survival. His stunning close-up photographs and distribution maps complete each entry. In addition, Henderson includes a wealth of data about Costa Rica's natural environment, as well as a trip preparation checklist and lists of conservation organizations, wildlife tourism sites, and wildlife vocalization tapes and CDs. With so much information so readily and readably accessible, this field guide will be essential for planning and enjoying your time in Costa Rica.
This guide shows how to attract wildlife to where they can be conveniently seen & studied. Ways in which this can be done depend on the kinds of animals we are interested in attracting. There are an amazing number of different designs & types of structures that you can build -- houses, shelters & feeders -- but the basic requirements are few. They should provide for animals' safety & comfort, & located in an area attractive to the animals for which they were designed. Construction guidelines & detailed directions with illustrations are provided for many types of shelves, houses, & feeders.
Written by authors with many years of practical experience in avian medicine this book aims to give an overview of the most important diseases in falcons and birds of prey. Chapters cover haematology, viral diseases, bacterial diseases, fungal diseases, parasitic diseases and other miscellaneous diseases. Clinical symptoms are described as well as pathological and histological findings. A separate chapter deals with the history of falconry in the Middle East and the ongoing protection of the species. The book is fully illustrated containing around 380 photos, and is of interest to practising veterinarians specialising in avian medicine as well as veterinary students, and for professionals working with falcons, researchers, zoologists and biologists. Published by Schluetersche, Germany and distributed by Manson Publishing.
In this eloquent plea for compassion and respect for all species, journalist and gardener Nancy Lawson describes why and how to welcome wildlife to our backyards. Through engaging anecdotes and inspired advice, profiles of home gardeners throughout the country, and interviews with scientists and horticulturalists, Lawson applies the broader lessons of ecology to our own outdoor spaces. Detailed chapters address planting for wildlife by choosing native species; providing habitats that shelter baby animals, as well as birds, bees, and butterflies; creating safe zones in the garden; cohabiting with creatures often regarded as pests; letting nature be your garden designer; and encouraging natural processes and evolution in the garden. The Humane Gardener fills a unique niche in describing simple principles for both attracting wildlife and peacefully resolving conflicts with all the creatures that share our world.
Author: Kathy Wise
Release Date: 2013-12-31
Genre: Birds in art
Kathy's 3rd Book has 30 Bird Intarsia Patterns for Beginners to Advanced Woodworkers. It includes: four easy to advanced step by step projects , beautiful photos and clearly explained techniques for creating realistic Bird Intarsia projects.