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Bird, Bee & Bug Houses : Simple Projects for Your Garden (Paperback) (Derek Jones)
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Transform your garden into a wildlife haven busting with life by learning how to provide supplementary nesting sites to a host of creatures. Bird, Bee and Bug Houses explains all you need to know about how to create the perfect nesting place for a wide variety of species including birds, bats, butterflies, lacewings, ladybugs and rare solitary bees. Essential pollinators, predators and seed-spreaders, the habitats of many of these species are under threat from intensive farming and the spraying of harmful chemicals. But, we can help them by building these safe havens in our gardens. Only a few basic woodworking skills are needed to create these unique and quirky houses. A range of materials (some recycled or scavenged) and finishes are used in order to make sure they are as attractive as they are practical. All the basic techniques, tools and materials needed to create your bird, bee or bug house are explained and each project has a detailed exploded diagram with cutting list. Each section of the book has detailed information on choosing locations, maintenance, species habits and nesting requirements.
Includes specific information on habit requirements for different species. This title explains the information you need to know to create the perfect habitat for each chosen species. It covers materials needed to create the house, deciding on a location and choosing an appropriate design.
Number of Pages: 159
Genre: Gardening, Crafts + Hobbies
Sub-Genre: Woodwork, Garden Furnishings
Publisher: Ingram Pub Services
Author: Derek Jones
Street Date: February 1, 2011
Item Number (DPCI): 248-57-2268