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Saving nature one yard at a time : how to protect and nurture our native species  Cover Image Book Book

Saving nature one yard at a time : how to protect and nurture our native species / David Deardorff, Kathryn Wadsworth.


"Discover 100 ways to support endangered plant and wildlife species in your community and beyond. David Deardorff and Kathryn Wadsworth present 100 home projects designed to inspire and empower anyone who wants to help save our native flora and fauna in the face of habitat loss and climate change. This book focuses on saving creatures and plants that are especially vulnerable but that can be successfully helped by our efforts, such as bees, frogs, butterflies, birds, trees, and wildflowers. Each project meets four crucial criteria : (1) it will make a significant difference to the survival of the species, (2) has a high likelihood of success, (3) is easy to implement, and (4) is family-friendly. The book raises awareness of endangered species that readers can help by undertaking projects unique to their bio-region. Examples include building an amphibian house for salamanders, raising tadpoles, creating nesting sites for bees, and much more. Saving Nature One Yard at a Time is an inspirational and practical compendium that will give readers the knowledge and tools they need to take an active role in nurturing the world around us, no matter where we live"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9781682686492
  • ISBN: 1682686493
  • Physical Description: xv, 246 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Countryman Press, an imprint of W. W. Norton & Company, 2022.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page 236) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Welcome to the wild world -- Protecting native birds. Backyard birds ; Water birds ; What we can do for native birds -- Providing haven for native insects. Butterflies ; Bees ; Beneficial partners ; What we can do for native insects -- Aiding native amphibians and reptiles (herptiles). Amphibians ; Reptiles ; What we can do for native amphibians and reptiles -- Sheltering native mammals. Mammals ; What we can do for native mammals -- Nurturing native plants. Wildflowers ; Trees and shrubs ; What we can do for native plants.
Subject: Nature conservation > United States.
Wildlife conservation > United States.
Birds > Conservation > United States.
Insects > Conservation > United States.
Amphibians > Conservation > United States.
Reptiles > Conservation > United States.
Mammals > Conservation > United States.
Endemic plants > Conservation > United States.
Nature > Conservation.
Faune > Protection.

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  • 0 of 1 copy available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Carthage Public.


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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Carthage Public Library 333.9516 D34s (Text) 34MO2001814512 Adult Nonfiction Checked out 04/11/2023

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