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The California Wildlife Habitat Garden: How to Attract Bees, Butterflies, Birds, and Other Animals

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This attractive, practical guide explains how to transform backyard gardens into living ecosystems that are not only enjoyable retreats for humans, but also thriving sanctuaries for wildlife. Beautifully illustrated with full-color photographs, this book provides easy-to-follow recommendations for providing food, cover, and water for birds, bees, butterflies, and other sma ...more
Paperback, 248 pages
Published August 8th 2012 by University of California Press (first published January 1st 2012)
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Lori
Jan 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
This book must be great, I'm mentioned in the Acknowledgements!

Who will like this book - 1) like gardening, OR 2) interested in attracting wildlife (insects to mammals), OR 3) interested in making a more eco-friendly yard. This would be particularly good for a newcomer to California.

This is half inspiration, half instruction. The author focuses on creating an environment for wildlife. The author is not a purist for native plants and some of her ecological knowledge (true native ecosystems) is a
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Nov 19, 2014 rated it liked it
examples of California native plants that should be used and why and what they will attract to the garden
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