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Native Plant Gardening for Birds, Bees & Butterflies: Upper Midwest

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Native Plant Gardening for Birds, Bees & Butterflies: Upper Midwest

Longueur: 497 pages2 heures

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Market: Of all homeowners in the U.S., about 49% (80 million) gardened within the past year
According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, about 20% of the population are active bird watchers, spending more than $40 billion on the hobby, annually
Bees and butterflies are in the news—with growing concerns about declining populations, people across the country and around the globe have a growing interest in and adoration for these beautiful insects
Field guide to 109 native plants, organized by level of sunlight needed and then by plant type
Selected plant species are all perennial and are widely available, easy to care for, and provide great benefits for wildlife
Overview of native pollinators and commonly spotted bird species in the Upper Midwest
Quick-reference chart to plants, light levels, blooming periods, and what animals each plant attracts
Average frost dates, hardiness zones, weed control tips, and more
Specific garden plans for attracting bees, butterflies, and caterpillars, as well as tips on container gardens for pollinators
Guide to plants and the caterpillars/butterflies that they host
Author is a professional nature photographer, native plant enthusiast, and entomologist at the University of Florida
Information applicable to Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin
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