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Projects for the Birder's Garden: Over 100 Easy Things That You Can Make to Turn Your Yard and Garden Into a Bird-Friendly Haven

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Brief Description: Create your own private nature preserve-with dozens of ingenious ideas to turn a typical backyard into a beautiful natural habitat for birds and other wildlife. Experience the gratification of watching birds gobble seeds and other treats from your homemade bird feeder. Look on with delight as a mother...

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Brief Description:
Create your own private nature preserve-with dozens of ingenious ideas to turn a typical backyard into a beautiful natural habitat for birds and other wildlife.
Experience the gratification of watching birds gobble seeds and other treats from your homemade bird feeder. Look on with delight as a mother bird tends to her babies in the protective hideaway of a birdhouse you have lovingly constructed from a dried gourd. Create a sunflower plantation, a bird teepee, a tent-style twig feeder, a pedestal birdbath. Follow the step-by-step instructions in this book, and your yard will quickly become an enticing playground, breeding ground, and feeding ground for colorful songbirds. And that's not all-there are also projects specially designed to attract beautiful hummingbirds and butterflies to your garden.
Among the book's special features:
-Projects require only a few simple tools and supplies and most can be easily and inexpensively assembled using only scrap materials found around the house
-Information-packed sidebars include tips for identifying the nests and eggs of songbirds and unusual facts and figures about birds and bird behavior
-Instructions show how to create baffles and barriers to keep squirrels, raccoons, and other unwanted guess away from the birdseed-along with projects for tending to these feeder-raiding marauders too!
The simple pleasure of viewing birds in your backyard is something to treasure every day of the year. Whether you are a seasoned bird watcher or are new to the hobby, you will find a wealth of inspirational ideas here to attract more birds than ever before to your backyard. And you'll increase your enjoyment of this soul-satisfyingpastime.

Marc Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 296-297).

Biographical Note:
Fern Marshall Bradley, a lifelong organic gardener, is also an editor and writer based in eastern Pennsylvania. A former book editor for Rodale, Inc., Fern's editing credits include "Rodale's All-New Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening, Rodale's Garden Answers, "and "Gardening with Perennials." She has a master's degree in horticulture from Rutgers University and has managed a market garden on an organic farm in New Jersey.
Create your own private nature preserve-with dozens of ingenious ideas to turn a typical backyard into a beautiful natural habitat for birds and other wildlife.
Experience the gratification of watching birds gobble seeds and other treats from your homemade bird feeder. Look on with delight as a mother bird tends to her babies in the protective hideaway of a birdhouse you have lovingly constructed from a dried gourd. Create a sunflower plantation, a bird teepee, a tent-style twig feeder, a pedestal birdbath. Follow the step-by-step instructions in this book, and your yard will quickly become an enticing playground, breeding ground, and feeding ground for colorful songbirds. And that's not all-there are also projects specially designed to attract beautiful hummingbirds and butterflies to your garden.
Among the book's special features:
- Projects require only a few simple tools and supplies and most can be easily and inexpensively assembled using only scrap materials found around the house
- Information-packed sidebars include tips for identifying the nests and eggs of songbirds and unusual facts and figures about birds and bird behavior
- Instructions show how to create baffles and barriers to keep squirrels, raccoons, and other unwanted guess away from the birdseed-along with projects for tending to these feeder-raiding marauders too!
The simple pleasure of viewing birds in your backyard is something to treasure every day of the year. Whether you are a seasoned bird watcher or are new to the hobby, you will find a wealth of inspirational ideas here to attract more birds than ever before to your backyard. And you'll increase your enjoyment of this soul-satisfying pastime.

Contributor Bio: Bradley, Fern Marshall
Fern Marshall Bradley is a former garden-book editor for Rodale and a longtime vegetable gardener. She is best-known as the author of Rodale's "All-New Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening" and Rodale's "Vegetable Garden Problem Solver." She has also authored or edited many other books, including "Reader's Digest's Vegetable Gardening". She lives in Greenwich, New York.

Contributor Bio: Yankee Magazine
LORI BAIRD has been helping readers solve everyday problems for more than 10 years. She has written and contributed to many books, including Rodale's "Cut the Clutter and Stow the Stuff" and "Yankee Magazine's Vinegar, Duct Tape, Milk Jugs, and More," She lives in Astoria, New York.

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