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Habitat : a practical guide to creating a wildlife-friendly Australian garden / AB Bishop.

By: Bishop, Andrea [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Crows Nest, NSW : Murdoch Books, an imprint of Allen & Unwin, 2018Copyright date: ©2018Description: 335 pages : colour illustrations, map ; 26 cm.ISBN: 9781760523473 (paperback).Subject(s): Garden fauna -- Australia | Garden animals | Gardening to attract birds | Butterfly gardening -- Australia | Garden animals -- Australia | Gardening to attract birds -- Australia | Gardening to attract wildlife -- AustraliaDDC classification: 639.920994 Summary: In a world where suburban nature is declining and diversity is shrinking, Habitat is a practical guide for those of us who want to encourage insects, reptiles, frogs, birds and animals into our garden. Not only for our own enjoyment, but as a direct contribution to the health and sustainability of our local environment and wildlife. AB Bishop shows how to design, plant and maintain fauna-friendly landscapes, stressing the importance of understanding how all aspects of the backyard ecosystem are interlinked in order to create a truly authentic and effective habitat. This information-packed resource includes a detailed plant directory; information on what plants (native and exotic) suit what creatures and why; and advice on how to factor in the shelter, nesting, food and water requirements of different types of wildlife. A practical projects chapter features step-by-step instructions for soil testing; making compost tea; building and planting a frog pond; and constructing nesting boxes and insect hotels.
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Science & Animals
Non-fiction 639.92 BISH Issued 09/09/2019 IA2017783
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In a world where suburban nature is declining and diversity is shrinking, Habitat is a practical guide for those of us who want to encourage insects, reptiles, frogs, birds and animals into our garden. Not only for our own enjoyment, but as a direct contribution to the health and sustainability of our local environment and wildlife. AB Bishop shows how to design, plant and maintain fauna-friendly landscapes, stressing the importance of understanding how all aspects of the backyard ecosystem are interlinked in order to create a truly authentic and effective habitat. This information-packed resource includes a detailed plant directory; information on what plants (native and exotic) suit what creatures and why; and advice on how to factor in the shelter, nesting, food and water requirements of different types of wildlife. A practical projects chapter features step-by-step instructions for soil testing; making compost tea; building and planting a frog pond; and constructing nesting boxes and insect hotels.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

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