Projects for the Birder's Garden

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Projects for the Birder’s Garden
Over 100 Easy Things That You Can Make to Turn Your Yard and Garden into a Bird-Friendly Haven

Edited by Fern Marshall Bradley & the Editors of Yankee Magazine

ISBN 0-89909-393-0
312 pages, 7 1/2 x 9 1/8
b&w illustrations

Experience the gratification of watching birds gobble seeds and other treats from your homemade bird feeder. Look on with delight as a mother bird tends to her babies in the protective hideaway of a birdhouse you have lovingly constructed from a dried gourd. Create a sunflower plantation, a bird teepee, a tent-style twig feeder, a pedestal birdbath. Follow the step-by-step instructions in this book, and your yard will quickly become an enticing playground, breeding ground, and feeding ground for colorful songbirds.

Among the book's special features:

• Projects require only a few simple tools and supplies, and most can be easily and inexpensively assembled using only scrap materials found around the house

• Information-packed sidebars include tips for identifying the nests and eggs of songbirds and interesting facts and figures about birds and bird behavior

• Intructions show how to create baffles and barriers to keep squirrels, raccoons, and other unwanted guests away from the birdseed

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