Make A Home for Wildlife

Make A Home for Wildlife

Creating Habitat on your Land : Backyard to Many Acres

Book - 2019
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Make a Home for Wildlife will help you see your property in new ways and take the sometimes daunting steps needed to improve it as habitat. Whether you live on a quarter-acre lot in the suburbs, own a 10-acre farmette or a 20-acre woodland retreat, run a farm of 100 acres, or belong to an outdoor or nature club with hundreds or even thousands of acres, this book will supply all the information you need to turn your land into a better home for wildlife. Habitat projects can be simple or complex, short-term or span decades. Costs can be minimal, from a few hours of your time spent doing pleasant work in the outdoors to hundreds or even thousands of dollars. Professional advice and funding are out there to help landowners help wildlife, and this book tells you how to get both. Focusing on eastern North America from Canada to Florida and west to the Great Plains, the book describes basic habitat types-forests, shrublands, grasslands, and wetlands. It highlights select native and introduced trees, shrubs, and plants and explains how they are used (or avoided) by wildlife. There's detailed info on insects, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and mammals, including their habits and habitat needs, and how these life forms link together into webs that you can support and encourage. Best of all, author Charles Fergus relates stories of landowners who have made habitat in different states and regions and in different ways. Book jacket.
Publisher: Guilford, Connecticut :, Stackpole Books,, [2019]
ISBN: 9780811737722
0811737721
Branch Call Number: 577.0974 Fergus
Characteristics: 202 pages :,color illustrations ;,26 cm

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