Native Plant Gardening for Birds, Bees & Butterflies: Lower Midwest (Paperback)

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Plan your landscape or garden with more than 100 native plants that benefit birds, bees, and butterflies of the central United States.

The presence of birds, bees, and butterflies suggests a healthy, earth-friendly place. These most welcome guests also bring joy to those who appreciate watching them. Now, you can turn your yard into a perfect habitat that attracts them and, more importantly, helps them thrive. Acclaimed author and expert entomologist Jaret C. Daniels provides the information you need in this must-have guide for Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, southern Illinois, and southern Indiana. Learn how to landscape and create pollinator gardens with native plants.

The book begins with an in-depth introduction to native pollinators and to birds. It's followed by a "field guide" section to 115 native plants that are widely available to utilize, are easy to care for, and provide great benefit to birds, bees, and butterflies. Each species includes full-color photographs and information about hardiness zones, what they are most likely to attract, bloom period, growing conditions, and Jaret's notes. As an added bonus, you'll make use of the quick-reference chart, garden plans, and more

Inside you'll find:

  • Overview of native pollinator species in the Lower Midwest
  • Field guide to 115 native plants, organized by level of sunlight needed
  • Quick-reference chart to plants, blooming periods, and what animals each plant attracts
  • Hardiness zone information, weed control tips, and more
  • BONUS: Garden plans that can be customized to suit your specific interests

Plan, plant, and grow your beautiful garden, with native plants that benefit your favorite creatures to watch and enjoy.

About the Author

Jaret C. Daniels is a curator at the Florida Museum of Natural History's McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity, and he is a professor in the Department of Entomology and Nematology at the University of Florida. Jaret holds a Ph.D. in entomology and specializes in the ecology and conservation of at-risk butterflies and other native insect pollinators. He is a professional nature photographer and author of many successful field guides, gardening books, and general interest titles on butterflies, insects, wildflowers, native plants, and wildlife landscaping, including Butterflies of the Midwest Field Guide; Native Plant Gardening for Birds, Bees & Butterflies: Upper Midwest; Backyard Bugs; Vibrant Butterflies; and Insects & Bugs for Kids. He lives in Gainesville, Florida, with his wife, Stephanie, and their six cats.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781647554415
ISBN-10: 1647554411
Publisher: Adventure Publications
Publication Date: May 14th, 2024
Pages: 288
Language: English