The Stokes Purple Martin Book

Author: Donald Stokes
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 9780316817028
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Copiously illustrated with maps, line drawings, and full-color photographs, this large paperback books contains the essential information that backyard nature enthusiasts want and need -- to attract, identify, and understand purple martins to their backyard.

The Purple Martin

Author: Robin W. Doughty
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 9780292716155
Format: PDF, Mobi
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One of the surest harbingers of spring is the return of Purple Martins to the houses that people put up across the United States to attract these companionable birds. The bustle of courting, rearing nestlings, and fledging young martins fills the summer months, until approaching autumn lures the martins to their winter range in South America. Then human landlords refurbish their martin houses and wait for another round of this much-anticipated yearly cycle. Robin Doughty and Rob Fergus here present a concise natural history of the bird and its centuries-long companionship with people. They discuss the martin's scientific classification and names, its migration and range, and its family life. They relate stories of how Native Americans and European colonists attracted Purple Martins and how Americans throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries helped martins survive the loss of natural nesting sites by providing houses for them.

Stoll s Purple Martin Book

Author: Victor Stoll
Publisher: V. Stoll
ISBN: 9780615278544
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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What every purple martin landlord needs to know. This book describes how to attact, manage, and take care of your Purple Martins. The book is written by Victor Stoll, who has the largest purple martin colony in America.

Making Birdhouses

Author: Gladstone Califf
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486154203
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Easy-to-follow instructions include diagrams for everything from a one-room house for bluebirds to a forty-two-room structure for purple martins. 56 plates; 4 figures.

Attracting Butterflies Hummingbirds to Your Backyard

Author: Sally Roth
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 9780875968889
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Crow Planet

Author: Lyanda Lynn Haupt
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 9780316053396
Format: PDF, Mobi
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There are more crows now than ever. Their abundance is both an indicator of ecological imbalance and a generous opportunity to connect with the animal world. CROW PLANET reminds us that we do not need to head to faraway places to encounter "nature." Rather, even in the suburbs and cities where we live we are surrounded by wild life such as crows, and through observing them we can enhance our appreciation of the world's natural order. CROW PLANET richly weaves Haupt's own "crow stories" as well as scientific and scholarly research and the history and mythology of crows, culminating in a book that is sure to make readers see the world around them in a very different way.

Bug Music

Author: David Rothenberg
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250018269
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In the spring of 2013 the cicadas in the Northeastern United States will yet again emerge from their seventeen-year cycle—the longest gestation period of any animal. Those who experience this great sonic invasion compare their sense of wonder to the arrival of a comet or a solar eclipse. This unending rhythmic cycle is just one unique example of how the pulse and noise of insects has taught humans the meaning of rhythm, from the whirr of a cricket's wings to this unfathomable and exact seventeen-year beat. In listening to cicadas, as well as other humming, clicking, and thrumming insects, Bug Music is the first book to consider the radical notion that we humans got our idea of rhythm, synchronization, and dance from the world of insect sounds that surrounded our species over the millions of years over which we evolved. Completing the trilogy he began with Why Birds Sing and Thousand Mile Song, David Rothenberg explores a unique part of our relationship with nature and sound—the music of insects that has provided a soundtrack for humanity throughout the history of our species. Bug Music continues Rothenberg's in-depth research and spirited writing on the relationship between human and animal music, and it follows him as he explores insect influences in classical and modern music, plays his saxophone with crickets and other insects, and confers with researchers and scientists nationwide. This engaging and thought-provoking book challenges our understanding of our place in nature and our relationship to the creatures surrounding us, and makes a passionate case for the interconnectedness of species.