The Wildlife Gardener

Kate Bradbury

 
Date Published :
November 2017
Publisher :
White Owl
Language:
English
Illustration :
150 illustrations and photographs
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781526712899
Pages : 120
Dimensions : 8.25 X 9.5 inches
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$29.95

Overview
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The Wildlife Gardner is a book which helps you to create wildlife habitats in your very own garden, and is very handily split into sections on shelter, food and water. Kate gives advice on the best nectar and pollen plants to grow, dos and don'ts of bird feeding and organic methods of pest control. There are also 10 step-by-step projects that will help encourage wildlife into your garden, such as: creating a bumblebee nester, making a green roof and building a hedgehog box. With step-by-step pictures to help you follow the instructions, these homely creations are all achievable in a weekend and are suitable for even the smallest gardens.

Also included is a mini field guide, which will help you to identify the birds and other creatures that you are likely to spot in your garden. Kate gives tips on particular species, explaining what to look out for and how to cater for specific birds, mammals, bees, butterflies, moths and pond life.

The Wildlife Gardener is a passionately written, practical book that is essential reading for those who would like to make homes for wildlife in their garden.

About The Author
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Kate Bradbury is an award-winning author and journalist, specialising in wildlife gardening. She edits the wildlife pages of _Gardeners’ World Magazine_ and regularly writes articles for the _Daily_ and _Sunday Telegraph_, _The Guardian, RHS magazine The Garden_ and _BBC Wildlife_ and _BBC Countryfile_ magazines. In 2015 she became the first Butterfly Ambassador for conservation charity _Butterfly Conservation_, and she writes a quarterly column for its members’ magazine, Butterfly.Kate regularly talks at events and festivals, and appears on radio including _BBC Gardeners’ Question Time_. She also makes wildlife gardening videos for gardenersworld.com.She lives and breathes wildlife gardening, and is currently transforming a tired north-facing patio garden into a wildlife oasis, where she hopes to attract a wealth of creatures including frogs, toads, newts, birds, beetles, hedgehogs, butterflies, not to mention her very favourite, and first love: bees.

REVIEWS
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This one-stop guide to gardening with wildlife in mind is a must-have for any gardening library.

- Gardeners World

“Inspired and inspiring, "The Wildlife Gardener" is an extraordinary and thoroughly 'user friendly' instructional guide that is beautifully and profusely illustrated throughout. An engagingly written and consistently engaging study, "The Wildlife Gardener" is unreservedly recommended for personal, professional, community, and academic library Gardening instructional reference collections and supplemental studies reading lists.”

- Midwest Book Review, December 2017

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