In this book, award-winning garden writers Christine and Michael Lavelle give expert advice on how to help native insects, birds and animals, with the aim of creating a wildlife habitat in your backyard. All the major habitats are covered, from grasslands and hedges to ponds and kitchen gardens, with ideas for the best types of plants to encourage wildlife. There are instructions for how to make bird feeders, bee boxes, log piles, nesting boxes,hibernation sites and more.With its wealth of hands-on practical advice, 40 step-by-step projects and over 570 inspirational photographs, this is the ideal book for gardeners and wildlife enthusiasts everywhere.
Christine Lavelle is a lecturer in horticulture and ecology at Writtle College, Chelmsford, England, and an external examiner for the School of Horticulture at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Michael Lavelle has designed educational exhibits at the Chelsea Flower Show, achieving gold medals in 1999, 2003 and 2005. Together, Christine and Michael have won the Garden Media Guild Practical Book of the Year Award twice.