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Title:
Touch a butterfly : wildlife gardening with kids
ISBN:
9781590309179
Edition:
1st ed.
Publication Information:
Boston, Mass. : Roost Books, 2013.
Physical Description:
xiv, 207 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents:
The comfy spot -- Opening your ears -- Gardening in the rain -- Layer cake of life -- Oh, the itchies! Bathing, sunning, and anting -- The great escape -- Pile it on! Simple shelters -- What's on the menu? -- Water detectives -- Wooing with water -- Consider the wind -- Winter nest hunt -- Snowy day survey -- Setting the stage for wildlife -- Planning your garden -- Going to the maps -- Sounds and space -- Sensing the soil -- The lessons of compost -- Preparing the ground -- Transplanting time -- Native plants -- Cacti for wildlife -- Planting the great ones -- Giving trees space to grow -- Celebrating snags -- Water gardening -- Mowing for wildlife -- When a fence is more than a fence -- Keeping the neighbors happy -- Butterfly seekers -- Finding the best spot for your butterfly garden -- Plants for a butterfly garden -- The caterpillar crawl -- Dragonfly encounters -- Creating dragonfly habitats -- Bees and other awe-inspiring insects -- Toadally cool -- Bats are beautiful -- Berry eaters -- Sharing berries with the birds -- Welcome, seed eaters -- Symphony of seeds -- Insect eaters -- Hello, hummingbirds! -- A building materials buffet for the birds -- Cavity nesters -- A place for people: being part of your wildlife garden -- Secrets to wildlife watching -- Wildlife blinds -- Hands and feet awareness -- What about mosquitoes? -- Reaching out to the community -- Getting your wildlife garden certified.
Summary:
Explains how to plant and maintain a wildlife garden that will provide a natural habitat for a variety of small creatures, while enriching children's relationship with nature.
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