Table of contents for Attracting birds, butterflies, and other backyard wildlife / David Mizejewski.


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Attracting Birds, Butterflies & Backyard Wildlife






Introduction 8






Chapter One
• Habitat Basics 10
• Vanishing Habitats 12
• The Importance of Balance 14






Chapter Two
• Providing Food for Wildlife 22
• The Food Chain 24
• Supplemental Feeders 30
• Project: Easy Bird Feeders 36






Chapter Three
• Providing Water for Wildlife 46
• Providing Water 48
• Project: Birdbath Stump 49
• Ponds and Water Gardens 52
• Project: Adding a Wildlife Pond 54
• Project: Stormwater Wetland 59
• Maintaining Your Water Feature 62






Chapter Four
• Providing Natural Cover 66
• Human-Made Cover 74
• Project: Create a Brush Pile 75
• Project: Installing a Bat Box 76
• Houses for Critters 76
• Project: Build an Amphibian House 79






Chapter Five
• Places to Raise Young 80
• Natural Nesting Places 82
• Place You Provide 84
• Project: Bird Nesting Boxes 85
• Project: Bee Nesting Houses 88
• Project: Plant a Butterfly Garden 91






Chapter Six
• Designing Your Habitat 94
• Assessing Your Property 96
• Purchasing Native Plants 97
• Project: Composting 101
• Garden Design Approaches 104






Chapter Seven
• Human Dimensions 114
• Your Place in the Landscape 116
• Project: Bug Hunting 117
• Shape Your Knowledge 118






Backyard Habitat Checklist 120




NWF Resources 121




Glossary 122




Index 124




Photo Credits 128



























Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Gardening to attract wildlife.
Wildlife habitat improvement.
Wildlife attracting.