Woodworking for Wildlife

Author: Carrol L. Henderson
Publisher: Minnesota Department of Natural
ISBN: MINN:31951D029381442
Release Date: 2010-01-04
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Presents plans for building different kinds of bird houses and squirrel houses.

Handmade Bird Bee and Bat Houses

Author: Michele McKee Orsini
Publisher: CICO Books
ISBN: 1782495541
Release Date: 2018-03-13
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

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.

Natural Birdhouses

Author: Amen Fisher
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: 1632207095
Release Date: 2015-06-16
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

This charming book contains 25 simple projects for making bird houses, feeders, bat houses, and pollinator houses using materials that you can find in your local area.


Publisher: Edc Pub
ISBN: 0860200922
Release Date: 1990
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

An introduction to the world beneath the ocean's surface discussing marine animals, underwater exploration, wrecks and treasures, fish farming, and many other related topics.

Boys Life

Release Date: 1984-01

Boys' Life is the official youth magazine for the Boy Scouts of America. Published since 1911, it contains a proven mix of news, nature, sports, history, fiction, science, comics, and Scouting.

Home is where the Dog is

Author: Karen E. Burgess
ISBN: IND:30000052132259
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Art

In Minnesota during the mid-1930s Carlton Burgess crafted a yard decoration that has become a family mainstay. Wherever the Burgesses have lived, this distinctive piece of yard art - or one of its many replicas - has resided too. The dog has sprouted in their back yards across America. In a sampling of old photos, the author, who is Burgess's daughter, reveals how this simple yet astonishingly appealing piece of folk art has united the family for generations. While focusing upon only one family, this fascinating book will bring the reader to a sympathetic understanding of a widespread phenomenon.

WILD Times

ISBN: IND:30000092884216
Release Date: 1990
Genre: Nature study

Making and Using Working Drawings for Realistic Model Animals

Author: Basil F. Fordham
Publisher: Guild of Master Craftsman Publications Limited
ISBN: 1861081200
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Art

A description of the entire process of recreating animals in three dimensions, from the initial gathering of information to the completion of museum-standard models. The author uses non-technical language to explain all the background needed for a basic understanding of the subject. He examines: the anatomy of tetrapods (four-limbed animals, including birds, mammals and reptiles); the skeletons, joints, muscles, ligaments and organs; the parts which determine the outward shape; how to obtain information from photographs and other sources; the methodological construction of working drawings, which enable accurate results to be obtained; and how to use the drawings to make the model using profile gauges, armatures and maquettes. Five drawing projects are described in detail - a frog, tortoise, pigeon, cat and elephant.

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.