RSPB Handbook of Garden Wildlife
This is a brand new title designed as a companion to the best-selling "RSPB Handbook of British Birds". This RSPB-endorsed guide includes sections covering over 200 of the mammal, bird, amphibian and reptile, invertebrate, spider, insect, butterfly, moth, wild flower, gardenplant, tree and shrub, and mushroom and toads tool species you are likely to find in your garden.
The concise, practical text covers identification, habits, characteristics, food and garden conservation. Additional introductory sections about garden habitats detail, among other topics, how to plant for the seasons, how to make a pond or bog garden to attract new species into your garden, and how to build a hedgehog box or a nest box for birds to encourage your garden visitors to stick around for longer.
An absolute must for anyone who has ever pulled back the curtains and wondered what creature, great or small, has taken up residence amid the herbaeous border Sunday Express 14th Sept 2008 'A valuable resource for all gardeners who have an interest in wildlife.' BBC Countryfile (December 2008) 'This book ought to be on your kitchen table.' Birdwatching (Nov. 2008) '...a worthy and attractive introduction to garden wildlife filled with excellent photography and clear concise text...top of your list when you are out shopping.' www.gardenersclick.com (August 2009) '...lots of tips to help you tempt animals, birds and insects into your garden, plus details of how to identify certain wildflowers, fungi and trees.' Amateur Gardening (February 2010)
Geoffrey Abbott formerly worked for the RSPB. He now lectures part-time for the Field Studies Council. He is responsible for the plants and insects sections of the book.
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Related organisations include:
- International Association of Botanic Gardens
- International Palm Society
- Landlife - National Wildflower Centre
- National Botanic Garden of Wales
- Wild Flower Society