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Birdscaping in the Midwest

A Guide to Gardening With Native Plants to Attract Birds
Nowak, Mariette (Book - 2012)
Birdscaping in the Midwest
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Go beyond bird feeders! Learn how to create outstanding bird habitats in your own yard with native plants that offer food, cover, and nesting sites for birds. This guide is packed with color photographs, sage advice, detailed instructions, and garden plans. It features nine different habitat gardens for hummingbirds, bluebirds, wintering birds, migrant birds, and birds that frequent prairies, wetlands, lakes, shrublands, and woodlands, along with advice about maintaining your plantings and augmenting them with nest boxes, birdbaths, misters, and perches. The information on recommended plant species includes their native ranges in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin; the birds they attract; their visual characteristics; and their cultivation. Mariette Nowak also describes how gardeners featured in this book have gone beyond their own garden gates to work for the protection and restoration of bird habitat in their neighborhoods and communities. Birdscaping in the Midwest provides many sources of further information, including publications, websites, organizations, and native plant nurseries.
Authors: Nowak, Mariette
Title: Birdscaping in the Midwest
a guide to gardening with native plants to attract birds
Publisher: Madison : The University of Wisconsin Press, c2012.
Characteristics: xiv, 336 p. :,col. ill. ;,27 cm.
Notes: Originally published by Itchy Cat Press in 2007.
Local Note: 53 118 242 264
ISBN: 9780299291549
0299291545
Statement of Responsibility: Mariette Nowak
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 323-331) and index.
Subject Headings: Gardening to attract birds Middle West. Native plant gardening Middle West.
Topical Term: Gardening to attract birds
Native plant gardening
LCCN: 2012020846
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