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Wildlife in the Garden, Expanded Edition : How to Live in Harmony with Deer, Raccoons, Rabbits, Crows, and Other Pesky Creatures - Gene Logsdon

Wildlife in the Garden, Expanded Edition

How to Live in Harmony with Deer, Raccoons, Rabbits, Crows, and Other Pesky Creatures

Paperback Published: 22nd August 1999
ISBN: 9780253212849
Number Of Pages: 296

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Gene Logsdon has found an imaginative way to introduce gardeners to a more total enjoyment of nature -- fauna as well as flora. From suburb to countryside, every gardener knows that there are many pests who delight in one's precious creations -- rabbits devour petunias, raccoons eat the almost ripe sweet corn, deer browse the morning glories, crows pull up young corn sprouts. How can gardeners and wildlife live together in harmony. Gene knows.

Prefacep. xiii
Points of Viewp. 1
Thinking Eco-logicallyp. 9
The Food Web of a Bluebirdp. 12
Keeping Wildlife Recordsp. 15
Maintaining a Home for Wildlife: The Basic Stepsp. 21
Bees and Their Hivesp. 22
Plants for Wildlifep. 25
Housing for Wildlifep. 39
Smith's Reasons for Sheltering Wildlifep. 40
Housing for Birdsp. 46
Bird Feedersp. 54
Shelter for Other Animalsp. 57
Water: Wildlife Catalystp. 60
Backyard Birdbaths and Poolsp. 66
Permanent Poolsp. 67
Plants for Pools and Marshesp. 69
Other Water Lifep. 73
Stocking a Poolp. 77
A Butterfly Sanctuaryp. 84
Beautiful Moths for the Backyardp. 87
Butterfly Beautiesp. 90
Food Plants for Butterflies and Mothsp. 92
Other Worthwhile Insectsp. 97
The Most Misunderstood Wildlifep. 102
Skunksp. 105
Snakesp. 107
Batsp. 111
Owlsp. 112
Vulturesp. 115
Hawksp. 118
Spidersp. 118
Waspsp. 120
Leechesp. 122
Human Use of Nature's Food Webp. 125
The Widow Lady's Niche in Naturep. 128
Wild Plant Remediesp. 132
Mushrooms and Other Fungip. 133
Berries and Nutsp. 136
Wildling Recipesp. 141
Watching Wildlifep. 145
Sounds of the Wildp. 146
Tracksp. 148
Stalkingp. 153
Building a Blind for Viewing Wildlifep. 155
Optical Aids for Wildlife Observationp. 160
Photographyp. 164
When Wildlife Overpopulatesp. 169
Smith Learns How Smart "Dumb Animals" Can Bep. 170
A Shocking Solution to Raccoon Raidsp. 173
The Great Neighborhood Deer Controversyp. 177
The Deer Problem Solved, Sort Ofp. 179
Protecting Young Treesp. 181
Plants Deer Won't Eat, Sometimesp. 184
Good Fences Make Good Wildlifep. 187
Other Wildlife Restraintsp. 195
Rat Controlsp. 195
Controls for Other Wild Animalsp. 201
Trapsp. 205
Guards, Shields, and Barriersp. 208
Repellents and Scare Devicesp. 209
Sounds That Deter Wildlifep. 211
Adventures with Wildlife in the Backyardp. 215
Adventures with Birdsp. 217
The Caretaker Gardenerp. 225
Deer Stalkerp. 230
Fate of the Raccoonp. 231
The Human Animal in the Wild Backyardp. 234
Wilding of the Northp. 236
Useful Listsp. 240
An Annotated List of Wild Mammalsp. 240
Select Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Wildlifep. 249
Food Plants for Caterpillars of Desirable Butterflies and Mothsp. 252
Select Nectar Sources for Butterfliesp. 254
Favorite Beetles for the Backyardp. 255
Characteristics of Edible Wild Mushrooms in the Yardp. 257
Edible Wild Nutsp. 259
Edible Wild Fruitsp. 260
Indexp. 265
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ISBN: 9780253212849
ISBN-10: 0253212847
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 22nd August 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.51 x 14.0  x 2.21
Weight (kg): 0.39