Learn How to Garden for Birds and Other Wildlife
By Janet Marinelli
The following books on gardening for wildlife are all published by the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. I recommend them not only because I work here and therefore know they're reliable, but also because they're a great bargain ($9.95 each) and because they're the only wildlife-gardening books I know of that stress the importance of planting native species. (In the past, many plants that were recommended for bird-habitat enhancement became invasive and are now causing huge problems.)
Burrell, C. Colston, editor, The Natural Water Garden: Pools, Ponds, Marshes, and Bogs for Backyards Everywhere (New York: Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1997)
Kress, Stephen W., editor, Bird Gardens: Welcoming Wild Birds to Your Yard (New York: Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1998)
Kress, Stephen W., editor, Hummingbird Gardens: Turning Your Yard Into Hummingbird Heaven (New York: Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 2000)
Lewis, Alcinda, editor, Butterfly Gardens: Luring Nature's Loveliest Pollinators to Your Yard (New York: Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1995)
Marinelli, Janet, editor, Going Native: Biodiversity in Our Own Backyards (New York: Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 1994)
Kress has also published several of his own books, including National Audubon Society Bird Garden (New York: Dorling Kindersly and the National Audubon Society, 1995).
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