Gardening for Butterflies

Author: The Xerces Society
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 160469761X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Library Journal Starred Review Welcome the world’s most exquisite visitors to your garden! Gardening for Butterflies, by the experts at the Xerces Society, introduces you to a variety of colorful garden guests who need our help, and shows you how to design a habitat where they will thrive. This optimistic call to arms is packed with everything you need to create a beautiful, beneficial, butterfly-filled garden. Gardeners will learn why butterflies matter, why they are in danger, and what simple steps we can take to make a difference. You'll learn how to choose the right plants, how to design a butterfly-friendly garden, and how to create a garden that flutters and flourishes with life.

Butterfly Gardening

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Publisher: San Francisco : Sierra Club Books
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Format: PDF, Docs
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Shows how to design gardens to attract butterflies and discusses the life cycle of butterflies and moths.

Attracting Butterflies Hummingbirds to Your Backyard

Author: Sally Roth
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 9780875968889
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Explains how to attract butterflies and hummingbirds to the backyard garden by creating an ideal habitat and provides a field guide to the sixteen hummingbird species and seventy-five common butterfly species that make North America their home.

Butterfly Gardening for Texas

Author: Geyata Ajilvsgi
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 1603449574
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Texas hosts an unparalleled number of butterfly species, and whether one lives near the beaches of the Gulf Coast or in the mountains of the Trans-Pecos, all Texans can enjoy the color and tranquility that butterflies bring to any outdoor space. In Butterfly Gardening for Texas, author and expert Geyata Ajilvsgi shares a wealth of practical information about all kinds of butterflies and the many flowers and other plants they utilize in their miraculous life cycle: from hidden egg to munching caterpillar to cryptic chrysalis to nectar-sipping, winged adult. Written in an engaging, nontechnical style for anyone who wants to attract butterflies to the yard or garden, the book provides tips for making gardens caterpillar- and butterfly-friendly, in-depth profiles of more than fifty butterflies, descriptions of the food plants for a variety of both caterpillars and butterflies, and plant lists for easy selection and substitution, depending on where you live and what is available. For those who want specific advice on what to plant where, Ajilvsgi has designed useful, adaptable landscape plans and extensive planting options for each of seven state regions. Helpful appendices aid gardeners in taking photographs of the butterflies they attract, in locating sources for seeds and plants, and in finding organizations and other instructive publications for additional information about these beautiful and beneficial insects. As the popularity of butterfly gardening continues to increase, gardeners of all skill levels will find Butterfly Gardening for Texas an invaluable source of guidance and inspiration.

Attracting Native Pollinators

Author: The Xerces Society
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603427473
Format: PDF, Kindle
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With the recent decline of the European honey bee, it is more important than ever to encourage the activity of other native pollinators to keep your flowers beautiful and your grains and produce plentiful. In Attracting Native Pollinators, you’ll find ideas for building nesting structures and creating a welcoming habitat for an array of diverse pollinators that includes not only bees, but butterflies, moths, and more. Take action and protect North America’s food supply for the future, while at the same time enjoying a happily bustling landscape.

Butterfly Gardening with Native Plants

Author: Christopher Kline
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1632209306
Format: PDF, ePub
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Butterfly expert Christopher Kline provides an easy-to-read introduction to the topic in Butterfly Gardening with Native Plants, a how-to guide covering butterfly gardening basics, garden designs, common butterflies in the garden, native nectar, guide to host plants, and sources for native plants. Included are over 150 color photographs as well as several detailed illustrations on garden layout. With this guide, it is easy to choose plants to attract specific species of butterflies, and Kline provides a photo guide for identifying butterflies as well. On every page there is a basic timeline to indicate the best season for both plants and butterfly sightings. Butterfly Gardening with Native Plants is more than just a collection of pretty pictures. This book takes readers into the world of gardening from a butterfly’s perspective. As available habitats continually decrease for butterflies, the use of native plants in the home landscape becomes more critical. This book will walk you through the process of using native plants to attract butterflies to your home landscape. Butterfly Gardening with Native Plants is a must-have for those who love butterflies and want to attract them to their property.

Gardening for the Birds

Author: George Martin Adams
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604694092
Format: PDF
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Demonstrates how to arrange native plants to mimic natural ecosystems that attract and provide for birds, outlining extensive seasonal bloom and fruiting charts while offering close-up profiles of a variety of North American bird species. Original.

Attracting Birds and Butterflies

Author: Barbara W. Ellis
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395813720
Format: PDF
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Describes how to use nest boxes, trees, shrubs, flowers, vines, cover plants, and particular foods to attract specific species of birds and butterflies

Fast Track Butterfly Gardening

Author: Rose M. Franklin
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781475245073
Format: PDF
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This book presents instructions on designing a butterfly garden and planting wildflower seeds in a sunny spot to attract butterflies.

The Butterfly Gardener s Guide

Author: Claire Hagen Dole
Publisher: Brooklyn Botanic Garden
ISBN: 9781889538587
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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An illustrated handbook of tips for creating a habitat favorable to all stages of a butterfly's life. Includes information on butterfly and caterpillar plants for every region.