368 pages, colour photos, b/w illustrations
Wake up to the beautiful sound of birdsong every day. Discover how to identify the most common garden birds, and how to choose, grow and maintain the native plants that will attract them to your backyard. From acacias to eucalypts, and from honeyeaters to kookaburras, this essential guide will help transform any garden across Australia into an avian paradise. Featuring plant and bird directories illustrated with superb colour photographs and line drawings, as well as comprehensive planting tables and expert advice, Birdscaping Australian Gardens has all you need to create a refuge for birds – and so preserve Australia's amazing natural heritage and biodiversity.
"This book is a masterpiece – a must-have tool in every gardener's wheelbarrow."
– Costa Georgiadis, ABC's Gardening Australia
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An award-winning architect, George Adams developed the concept of creating living gardens that make a contribution to the preservation of the ecological biodiversity of their location. His interests in native plants and their interaction with wildlife, the process of preservation by cultivation, and his concern for the long-term survival of Australia's natural heritage, combined with his love of photography, drawing and bushwalking, led to him publishing several books in Australia and the United States.