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.
There is nothing quite like watching the interesting animals in your yard. In Natural Birdhouses , you’ll find instructions for making birdhouses, feeders, bat houses, and pollinator houses using materials that you can find locally for free. In Natural Birdhouses, you’ll learn how to make such projects as: • Flat-top birdhouse with a porch and perch • Flat-top with a roof garden • Alpine birdhouse • Alpine lodge with perching annex • Alpine birdhouse with columns • The ‘Love Bird’ house • Ground house • Open-top nesting cradle Encourage wildlife into your garden with these unique, handcrafted homes for birds, bats, and bugs. Find out how to make them, where to position them for different species, and how to provide food, nesting materials, and shelter for your wild neighbors.
Author: Karen E. Burgess
Release Date: 1996
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.
Author: Basil F. Fordham
Publisher: Guild of Master Craftsman Publications Limited
Release Date: 2000
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.
Author: Union of International Associations
Publisher: De Gruyter Saur
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Civilization, Modern
The destruction of wildlife habitats ... organized crime ... AIDS ... illiteracy ... acid rain -- these are among the 130,000 topics documented and discussed in the new edition of the Encyclopedia. But its truly unique goal is to present this complex set of issues in ways that facilitate an organized response. To this end, the book also focuses on the complex relationship between problems and society's own ideological relationship with these problems. How do human priorities and perceptions aggravate or enable problems? What are the established and alternative responses? The Encyclopedia contains over 158,000 cross-references between entries, an extensive 91,000 practical key term index, bibliographies, and full cross-referencing to the Yearbook of International Organizations. For anyone concerned with the world community, here are the means to explore and participate in today's most crucial endeavors. Volume 1, World Problems, presents diverse perspectives on the nature, origin, and incidence of each issue, delving beneath news reports and official pronouncements to reveal subtle causative nuances such as psychological outlook, political inaction, scapegoating, and cover-ups.