Plan your landscape or garden to invite and engage backyard visitors.
The presence of birds, bees, and butterflies is a sign of a healthy, earth-friendly place. These most welcome guests bring joy to those who appreciate watching them. This guide will help you steward a perfect habitat that attracts them and, more importantly, helps them thrive. Expert entomologist Jaret C. Daniels provides all the information you need in this must-have guide for Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Learn how to landscape and create pollinator gardens with native plants.
The book begins with an in-depth introduction to native pollinators and to birds. It’s followed by a guide section to 109 native plants that are widely available, are easy to care for, and provide great benefit to birds, bees, and butterflies. The species are organized by level of sunlight needed and then by plant types. Each species includes full-color photographs and information about hardiness zones, what they are most likely to attract, soil requirements, light levels, and Jaret’s notes. As an added bonus, there are blooming charts, tips on attracting specific species, and more! Invaluable garden plans and projects show options for customization to help you meet your goals.
Plan, plant, and grow your own beautiful garden, with native plants that benefit your favorite creatures to watch and enjoy.