Woodworking for Wildlife

Homes for Birds and Animals

Author: Carrol L. Henderson

Publisher: Minnesota Department of Natural

ISBN: N.A

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 164

View: 9742

Presents plans for building different kinds of bird houses and squirrel houses.
Posted in Crafts & Hobbies

Landscaping for wildlife

Author: Carrol L. Henderson

Publisher: Minnesota State Document Center

ISBN: N.A

Category: Gardening

Page: 144

View: 6987

A beautifully illustrated and practical guide for landscaping for wildlife. Explains the benefits and principles of landscaping for wildlife and the components necessary to fulfill the major habitat needs of wildlife. Contains chapters on landscaping the yard, farmland and woodland. Tables, figures and illustrations. Extensive bibliography. Glossary. Extensive appendix with list of plants for use in landscaping, planning checklist, bird feeder designs, etc.
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Handmade Bird, Bee, and Bat Houses

25 beautiful homes, feeders, and more to attract wildlife into your garden

Author: Michele McKee Orsini

Publisher: CICO Books

ISBN: 9781782495543

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 7430

Build and craft 25 beautiful small homes and feeders to attract wildlife to your backyard. Handmade Bird, Bee, and Bat Houses features homes to build for everything from bees to bats, and bluebirds to butterflies. Each house is beautifully designed, with colorful details, but is also perfectly adapted for its intended inhabitants. There are birdhouses you can hang up or place on stands, a bee house you can “plant” in your flowerbed, and there's even a home for a toad. There are also feeders for birds and butterflies, and homes for ladybugs. With her trademark attention to detail, Michele McKee-Orsini has designed a collection of miniature palaces for the wildlife that we should all be encouraging into our backyards. Michele takes you through the basic woodworking and decorating skills you will need, and the step-by-step project instructions, clear artwork, and stunning photography will all inspire you to build your own bird, bee, and bat houses.
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Audubon Birdhouse Book

Building, Placing, and Maintaining Great Homes for Great Birds

Author: Margaret A. Barker,Elissa Wolfson,Stephen W. Kress

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 1627880836

Category: Nature

Page: 160

View: 5875

DIVA visit to almost any home or garden center presents birders with numerous cute and colorful contraptions that are sold as bird homes. But the fact is, many of these products provide anything but a safe refuge for your feathered friends./divDIV /divDIVProduced in association with the National Audubon Society, Audubon Birdhouse Book explains how to build and place functional DIY bird homes that are safe and appropriate for more than 20 classic North American species, from wrens to raptors. Each of the easy-to-build boxes and shelves within is accompanied by cut lists, specially created line diagrams, and step-by-step photography, making the projects accessible to those with even the most rudimentary woodworking skills. In addition, this practical and beautifully presented guide is packed with color photography and information about the bird species covered—including titmice, chickadees, nuthatches, phoebes, swallows, waterfowl, and even kestrels and owls—to help the reader properly place and maintain the homes to attract birds. And because these projects are the product of years of experience and field-testing, you can be sure you’re getting the best advice regarding proper design, safe construction materials, and correct home placement to mitigate exposure to elements, pests, and predators. Finally, beyond the birdhouses, you’ll find out how you can contribute to the larger birding community and even enhance your birding experience with the aid of new technologies./div
Posted in Nature

Birds in Flight

The Art and Science of How Birds Fly

Author: Carrol L. Henderson

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 9780760333921

Category: Nature

Page: 159

View: 6069

Describes adaptations for avian aerodynamics, and offers tips on spotting and identifying airborne birds.
Posted in Nature

Big Book of Bird Houses & Bird Feeders

Author: Thom Boswell,David Schoonmaker,Bruce Woods

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402713736

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 235

View: 6045

Big, beautiful, and filled with breathtaking photographs and unique projects, this is one book every bird lover simply must have. It’s got everything, from design considerations to construction basics to a jaw-dropping assortment of feeders, baths, and houses to make. Information on the planning stages explains how to choose the right home for a particular bird, discourage unwanted guests, and mount and site the piece. There’s advice on feeding habits, too, but the main feature is the incredible projects, which will delight humans as much as our feathered friends. They include a charming Dutch Treat home with a windmill; a Cuckoo Condo; a rustic Bird Cage Feeder made from grapevines; and even a swimming pool complete with diving board.
Posted in Crafts & Hobbies

Bird, Bee & Bug Houses

Simple Projects for Your Garden

Author: Derek Jones

Publisher: Guild of Master Craftsman Publications Limited

ISBN: 9781861086440

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 159

View: 9270

Transform any garden into a wildlife haven by creating perfect nesting places for birds, bats, bees, butterflies, lacewings, and ladybugs. All that's needed are a few basic woodworking techniques, tools, and materials (some recycled or scavenged) to complete these 18 projects. Every project comes with an exploded diagram and cutting list, and there's information on choosing locations, maintenance, species habits, and nesting requirements.
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Patterns and Instructions for Carving Authentic Birds

Author: H. D. Green

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486242224

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 57

View: 6411

Carvers with some experience will be able to create any of these extraordinarily realistic birds, and two projects are especially for beginners. Detailed instructions, 26 diagrams, 85 photographs, and a wealth of ornithological information aid in carving 15 species, including: Wilson's plover, downy woodpecker, bobwhite, sparrow hawk, laughing gull, 10 more.
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Wildlife Projects

28 Favorite Projects & Patterns

Author: Lora S. Irish,John A. Nelson,Gary Browning,Neal Moore,Kathy Wise,Charles Dearing,Tom Sevy,Leldon Maxcy,Harry Savage,Terry Foltz,Ellen Brown,Theresa Ekdom,Janette Square,Kevin Daly,Tim Rogers,Deborah Nicholson,Shannon Flowers

Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

ISBN: 1607654172

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 250

View: 3976

The all time favorite animal projects from the archives of Scroll Saw Woodworking and Crafts. 28 Favorite Projects and Patterns.
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Out on the Land

Bushcraft Skills from the Northern Forest

Author: Ray Mears,Lars Fält

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472924991

Category: Reference

Page: 336

View: 6262

'Fifty years into my life journey I realise that, while I love remote wild places and the peoples I meet there, it is in forests that I find the greatest joy. Of all the forests that I have explored, it is the great circumpolar Boreal forest of the North that calls to me most. Here is a landscape where bush knowledge really counts and where experience counts even more ... This book has been thirty years in the making.' Out on the Land is an absorbing exploration of, and tribute to, the circumpolar Boreal forest of the North: its landscape, its people, their cultures and skills, the wilderness that embodies it, and its immense beauty. The book is vast in scope and covers every aspect of being in the wilderness in both winter and summer (clothing, kit, skills, cooking, survival), revealing the age-old traditions and techniques, and how to carry them out yourself. It also includes case studies of early explorers, as well as modern-day adventurers who found themselves stranded in the forest and forced to work out a way to survive. So much more than a bushcraft manual, this book goes deeper, to the traditions and cultures that gave us these skills, as well as focusing on the detail itself. Ray and Lars's practical advice is wound around a deep love for the forest, respect and admiration for the people who live there and sheer enjoyment of the stunning scenery.
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Natural Birdhouses

25 Simple Projects Using Found Wood to Attract Birds, Bats, and Bugs Into Your Garden

Author: Amen Fisher,Maria Fisher

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9781632207098

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 1881

This charming book contains 25 simple projects for making bird houses, feeders, bat houses, and pollinator houses using materials that you can find in your local area.
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The Humane Gardener

Nurturing a Backyard Habitat for Wildlife

Author: Nancy Lawson

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1616896175

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

View: 7538

In this eloquent plea for compassion and respect for all species, journalist and gardener Nancy Lawson describes why and how to welcome wildlife to our backyards. Through engaging anecdotes and inspired advice, profiles of home gardeners throughout the country, and interviews with scientists and horticulturalists, Lawson applies the broader lessons of ecology to our own outdoor spaces. Detailed chapters address planting for wildlife by choosing native species; providing habitats that shelter baby animals, as well as birds, bees, and butterflies; creating safe zones in the garden; cohabiting with creatures often regarded as pests; letting nature be your garden designer; and encouraging natural processes and evolution in the garden. The Humane Gardener fills a unique niche in describing simple principles for both attracting wildlife and peacefully resolving conflicts with all the creatures that share our world.
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Colour Atlas of Falcon Medicine

Author: Ulrich Wernery,Renate Wernery,Joerg Kinne

Publisher: Schlütersche

ISBN: 9783899930078

Category: Medical

Page: 160

View: 2055

Written by authors with many years of practical experience in avian medicine this book aims to give an overview of the most important diseases in falcons and birds of prey. Chapters cover haematology, viral diseases, bacterial diseases, fungal diseases, parasitic diseases and other miscellaneous diseases. Clinical symptoms are described as well as pathological and histological findings. A separate chapter deals with the history of falconry in the Middle East and the ongoing protection of the species. The book is fully illustrated containing around 380 photos, and is of interest to practising veterinarians specialising in avian medicine as well as veterinary students, and for professionals working with falcons, researchers, zoologists and biologists. Published by Schluetersche, Germany and distributed by Manson Publishing.
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Shelves, houses and feeders for birds and mammals

Author: Glenn D. Barquest,Scott R. Craven,Robert Ellarson,Andrew Hopfensperger,University of Wisconsin--Extension. Cooperative Extension Service

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 47

View: 1719

This guide shows how to attract wildlife to where they can be conveniently seen & studied. Ways in which this can be done depend on the kinds of animals we are interested in attracting. There are an amazing number of different designs & types of structures that you can build -- houses, shelters & feeders -- but the basic requirements are few. They should provide for animals' safety & comfort, & located in an area attractive to the animals for which they were designed. Construction guidelines & detailed directions with illustrations are provided for many types of shelves, houses, & feeders.
Posted in Nature

Field Guide to the Wildlife of Costa Rica

Author: Carrol L. Henderson

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292734593

Category: Nature

Page: 539

View: 9212

At the biological crossroads of the Americas, Costa Rica hosts an astonishing array of plants and animals—over half a million species! Ecotourists, birders, and biologists come from around the world to immerse themselves in the country's unspoiled rain forests, mountains, and beaches, drawn by the likelihood of seeing more than three or four hundred species of birds and other animals during even a short stay. To help all of these visitors and local residents identify and enjoy the wildlife of Costa Rica, this field guide presents nearly three hundred species of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, butterflies, moths, and other invertebrates. Carrol Henderson, an experienced wildlife biologist, traveler, and tour leader in Costa Rica, has chosen the species that ecotourists are most likely to see, along with a selection of rarer, sought-after animals. He gives a general introduction to each group of animals, followed by individual species accounts that highlight identification features and interesting ecological adaptations for survival. His stunning close-up photographs and distribution maps complete each entry. In addition, Henderson includes a wealth of data about Costa Rica's natural environment, as well as a trip preparation checklist and lists of conservation organizations, wildlife tourism sites, and wildlife vocalization tapes and CDs. With so much information so readily and readably accessible, this field guide will be essential for planning and enjoying your time in Costa Rica.
Posted in Nature

Handmade Birdhouses and Feeders

35 projects to attract birds into your garden

Author: Michele McKee Orsini

Publisher: CICO Books

ISBN: 9781782494508

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 626

Build and craft a beautiful birdhouse or feeder to decorate your backyard, and attract a few feathered friends. Handmade Birdhouses and Feeders will teach you everything you need to know to create a safe haven for your feathery friends, with 35 different designs to choose from, and useful tips on how to make your handiwork as bird-friendly as possible. Michele McKee-Orsini will take you through basic woodworking skills and show you how to decorate your birdhouses using a range of techniques and materials. Split into five chapters entitled: “Rustic Birdhouses†, “Modern Birdhouses†, “Upcycled Birdhouses†, “Novelty Birdhouses†and “Bird Feeders†, Handmade Birdhouses and Feeders has something stylish and practical to suit any backyard or outside space. Complete with easy to follow step-by-step instructions, clear artworks, and stunning photography, Handmade Birdhouses and Feeders will have you woodworking and crafting in no time!
Posted in Crafts & Hobbies

Audubon Birdhouse Book

Building, Placing, and Maintaining Great Homes for Great Birds

Author: Margaret A. Barker,Elissa Wolfson,Stephen W. Kress

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 1627880836

Category: Nature

Page: 160

View: 4880

DIVA visit to almost any home or garden center presents birders with numerous cute and colorful contraptions that are sold as bird homes. But the fact is, many of these products provide anything but a safe refuge for your feathered friends./divDIV /divDIVProduced in association with the National Audubon Society, Audubon Birdhouse Book explains how to build and place functional DIY bird homes that are safe and appropriate for more than 20 classic North American species, from wrens to raptors. Each of the easy-to-build boxes and shelves within is accompanied by cut lists, specially created line diagrams, and step-by-step photography, making the projects accessible to those with even the most rudimentary woodworking skills. In addition, this practical and beautifully presented guide is packed with color photography and information about the bird species covered—including titmice, chickadees, nuthatches, phoebes, swallows, waterfowl, and even kestrels and owls—to help the reader properly place and maintain the homes to attract birds. And because these projects are the product of years of experience and field-testing, you can be sure you’re getting the best advice regarding proper design, safe construction materials, and correct home placement to mitigate exposure to elements, pests, and predators. Finally, beyond the birdhouses, you’ll find out how you can contribute to the larger birding community and even enhance your birding experience with the aid of new technologies./div
Posted in Nature

Carving Realistic Animals with Power

Author: Frank C. Russell

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780887406379

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 64

View: 3742

Every power tool and technique necessary for capturing animals in wood, with concise instructions and never-before demonstrated techniques and carving sequences for transforming a block of wood into a life-like animal. With 150 full-color photographs, every step is illustrated. Twelve project plans are provided: a bear, bobcat, bison, elephant, fox, giraffe, horse, rabbit, squirrel, tiger, whitetail deer and wolf.
Posted in Crafts & Hobbies

Intarsia Birds

Woodworking the Wise Way

Author: Kathy Wise

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780984414109

Category: Birds in art

Page: 98

View: 1955

Kathy's 3rd Book has 30 Bird Intarsia Patterns for Beginners to Advanced Woodworkers. It includes: four easy to advanced step by step projects , beautiful photos and clearly explained techniques for creating realistic Bird Intarsia projects.
Posted in Birds in art

Honey... Honey... Lion!

Author: Jan Brett

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698180348

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 1906

The African plains provide a stunning environment for Jan Brett's latest animal adventure. For as long as anyone can remember, the honeyguide bird and the African honey badger have been partners when it comes to honey:Honeyguide finds the honeycomb, Badger breaks it open, and they share the sweetness inside. But this day, Badger keeps all the honey for himself. Foolish Badger! In no time, Honeyguide leads Badger on a fast chase. Badger thinks it's for honey; but Honeyguide has a surprise waiting for her greedy friend. As they swim across a pond, push through a thicket of reeds, leap over a huge anthill, a menagerie of exotic animals passes the news along in a kind of animal Bush Telegraph. Finally Badger faces a lift-the-flap page, revealing the twist that teaches Badger a lesson. Can you guess who's under that flap? Honey . . . Honey . . . Lion! will surely become a family favorite for readers of all ages.
Posted in Juvenile Fiction