The Hummingbird Book

The Complete Guide to Attracting, Identifying,and Enjoying Hummingbirds

Author: Donald Stokes,Lillian Stokes

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 031604847X

Category: Nature

Page: 300

View: 7697

Attract amazing hummingbirds to your backyard! With this comprehensive, beautifully illustrated guide, you'll find it easy to attract these tiny jewel-like birds to your own yard. The Stokes Hummingbird Book provides all the information you need to bring hummingbirds up close, identify them, and understand their fascinating and varied behavior. The book includes: * Range maps and full-color photographs to help you identify and locate hummingbirds * Information on how to select the proper feeders, what to use in them, when to put them up, and when to take them down * Advice on what flowers to plant to attract hummingbirds in your part of the country * Amazing facts about hummingbirds, such as how fast they fly and how much they weigh * Guidelines for photographing hummingbirds * Complete information on hummingbird behavior, including flight displays, breeding habits, and feeding * A special section on attracting orioles, with photographs and behavior guides for each of the eight species found in North America * A resource list for hummingbird supplies.

Teaching Green

The Middle Years

Author: Tim Grant,Gail Littlejohn

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 9780865715011

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 1416

A complete resource for "teaching green" to young people in grades 6-8

The School Garden Curriculum

An Integrated K-8 Guide for Discovering Science, Ecology, and Whole-Systems Thinking

Author: Kaci Rae Christopher

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 1771422947

Category: Education

Page: 320

View: 2895

Sow the seeds of science and wonder and inspire the next generation of Earth stewards The world needs young people to grow into strong, scientifically literate environmental stewards. Learning gardens are great places to build this knowledge, yet until now there has been a lack of a multi-grade curriculum for school-wide teaching aimed at fostering a connection with the Earth. The School Garden Curriculum offers a unique and comprehensive framework, enabling students to grow their knowledge throughout the school year and build on it from kindergarten to eighth grade. From seasonal garden activities to inquiry projects and science-skill building, children will develop organic gardening solutions, a positive land ethic, systems thinking, and instincts for ecological stewardship. The book offers: A complete K-8 school-wide framework Over 200 engaging, weekly lesson plans – ready to share Place-based activities, immersive learning, and hands-on activities Integration of science, critical thinking, permaculture, and life skills Links to Next Generation Science Standards Further resources and information sources. A model and guide for all educators, The School Garden Curriculum is the complete package for any school wishing to use ecosystem perspectives, science, and permaculture to connect children to positive land ethics, personal responsibility, and wonder, while building vital lifelong skills.

The New Orleans Garden

Author: Charlotte Seidenberg,Jane Weissman

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1604736879

Category: Gardening

Page: 528

View: 1072

Among America's garden cities, one of the most remarkably beautiful is New Orleans. Now the exotic New Orleans garden can live not only in romance but also in settings very close to home. Whether in the Vieux Carre or in the humid hinterlands, anyone hoping to recreate such a romantic spot in the climes of the Gulf Coast region should consult Charlotte Seidenberg's essential handbook.In this new edition of a favorite manual among New Orleans gardeners, Seidenberg instructs how to create a beautiful garden in this subtropical, sometimes richly alluvial zone and identifies plants that over generations have become a part of the gardening heritage of New Orleans. She discusses such basics as soil preparation and pest control and advises the gardener on how to grow roses, native and exotic trees and shrubs, vines, annuals, perennials, ferns, wildflowers, bulbous and tuberous plants, and groundcovers. She instructs how best to create specialty gardens such as container gardens and herb gardens. Like many other gardeners today, she is ecology-conscious, strongly advocating that one should garden not only for beauty but also for attracting wildlife.

World of Hummingbirds

Author: Erik Hanson

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 081174180X

Category: Nature

Page: 160

View: 2118

Engaging natural history information for a general audience on one of the most beloved groups of birds, including tips on attracting and watching hummingbirds. Stunning photographs of common North American and exotic world species. Explains the details of the tiny hummingbird's amazing twice-yearly migration.

Rettet die Vogelwelt

Author: Rudolf L. Schreiber,Antony William Diamond,Horst Stern,Gerhard Thielcke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783473461608

Category: Birds

Page: 384

View: 2513


The Explorer

Author: Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Natural history

Page: N.A

View: 4064


The Birds of Texas

Author: John L. Tveten

Publisher: Shearer Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Birds

Page: 384

View: 2318

The Birds of Texas, by John L. Tveten, offers bird watchers something no field guide ever has: outstanding color photography and authoritative information on Texas birds put together in a beautifully crafted book.