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Bird, Bee & Bug Houses Homes and Habitats for Garden Wildlife

By: Susie Behar(Author), Esther Coombs(Illustrator)
56 pages, 230 colour illustrations
Publisher: Button Books
Bird, Bee & Bug Houses
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  • Bird, Bee & Bug Houses ISBN: 9781787081444 Hardback Jun 2024 Not in stock: Usually dispatched within 6 days
Price: £12.99
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About this book

Bird, Bee & Bug Houses shows children how to support garden wildlife by making sustainable bird, bee and bug houses, as well as how to create habitats through small, achievable projects.

Perfect for young naturalists, this beautifully illustrated, accessible book is packed with practical activities and information about the wildlife found in our gardens and beyond. The content is designed to inspire a curiosity encourages children to have a go and do their bit in supporting and protecting creatures both big and small. From building nest boxes and beetle banks to bee homes and butterfly feeders, children will also learn why supporting our backyard creatures is so important to the success of local ecosystems and the biodiversity of the world. Each project includes easy-to-follow illustrated step-by-step instructions along with detailed material and tool lists.

Activities include: Mini Wildlife Garden, Bug Hotel, Beetle Bank, Bat House, Nest Boxes, Bird and Butterfly Feeders and more.

Age Level: 5 to 10 years


- Introduction   6
- Homes and habitats   8
- Make a bird box   10
- Owl homes   14
- Awesome owls   16
- Bird architects   18
- Build a bird bath   20
- No-bake bird cake   22
- Make a butterfly garden   24
- Beautiful butterflies   26
- Build a bat house   28
- Fantastic bats   30
- Make a bee home   32
- Inside the hive   34
- Build a bug hotel   34
- Build a beetle bank   38
- Termite towers   40
- Make a mini pond   42
- Amazing amphibians   44
- Pond dipping   46
- Make a mini meadow   48
- Become a wildlife detective   50
- Glossary   52
- Useful conservation websites   54

Customer Reviews


Susie Behar is a book editor and writer, with more than 25 years experience of editing children's non-fiction and fiction. She lives in rural West Sussex, UK, surrounded by farmland, open countryside and lots of birds, bees and bugs. She has written books on a number of subjects, including mental health, well-being, the countryside and the natural world.

Esther Coombs is the illustrator of the award-winning Kids Can series including Kids Can Cook Vegetarian, Kids Can Cook and Kids Can Bake, and three children's activity books, The New York Activity Book, The London Activity Book and Plant, Sow, Make & Grow (all published by Button Books). She is a professional illustrator probably best known for drawing buildings; however, she also works with domestic objects and more organic 'natural' subjects such as animals, plants and people. Recent clients include Hampshire Cultural Trust, Kyle Books UK, The Watts Gallery and commercial developers. Coombs lives in Canterbury, England.

By: Susie Behar(Author), Esther Coombs(Illustrator)
56 pages, 230 colour illustrations
Publisher: Button Books
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