Pond Wildlife

Author: Clare Hibbert

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781508145899

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 411

Get ready to take a leap into the water in this exciting exploration of pond habitats. This volume examines different kinds of pond habitats, and the creatures that are found both in the water and on its edge, from bass to grass snakes to herons. Readers will learn about life cycles, ecosystems, and conservation, which are important curricula-based science topics. This volume pairs compelling text with vivid color photographs to bring readers on a nature walk they won’t soon forget. Diagrams, activities, and quizzes provide greater opportunities for exploration. This book is perfect for nature-enthused readers to get their feet wet identifying creatures and understanding the wonder of pond wildlife!
Concise Pond Wildlife Guide

Author: Bloomsbury

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472922403

Category: Nature

Page: 192

View: 934

This beautifully illustrated mini field guide is packed with information on more than 190 species of animal and plant that inhabit still-water bodies such as ponds, pools and small lakes in northern Europe. A vast number of species occurs in these habitats, so the book is selective, but it pictures and describes a good range of fauna and flora that are likely to be found and identified. Among the fascinating animals featured are freshwater sponges, hydras, water bears, worms, leeches, water snails, dragonflies and damselflies, frogs and toads, bats, fish, birds, and iconic mammals such as the Water Vole and European Otter. All the species are illustrated with superb full-colour artworks, and a concise written account for each covers data such as size, general description, habitat, ecology, and distribution in Britain and the near Continent. The easy-to-follow layouts and superb artworks aid quick and accurate identification, making the book an indispensable reference in the field as well as in the home and garden. It is wrapped in a durable plastic wallet to protect it against the elements in the field.
The Wildlife Pond Book

Author: Jules Howard

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472958303

Category: Nature

Page: 162

View: 760

Ponds are vital oases for nature. They are nursery grounds, feeding stops and bathing spots. They are genetic superhighways and vibrant ecosystems each brimming with life, interactions and potential. And they are for everyone. In The Wildlife Pond Book, Jules Howard offers a fresh perspective on ponds and encourages gardeners to reach for a garden spade and do something positive to benefit our shared neighbourhood nature. As well as offering practical tips and advice on designing, planting up and maintaining your pond, Jules encourages readers to explore the wildlife that colonises it with a torch, a microscope or a good old-fashioned pond-dipping net. With a foreword by award-winning wildlife-gardening author, Kate Bradbury, this helpful new guide includes a section outlining the hundreds of organisms that may turn up in your pond and is packed with creative ideas that have been tried and tested by author Jules Howard, an avid pond-builder, prolific pond-dipper and passionate voice for freshwater conservation for more than fifteen years. So, no matter how big your outdoor space is, The Wildlife Pond Book is the guide you need to create your very own haven for nature.
RHS How to Create a Wildlife Pond

Author: Kate Bradbury

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9780241528709

Category: Gardening

Page: 365

View: 471

If you want to do your bit to support local biodiversity, start your own wildlife pond in your back garden. Whether you are looking to do something to help the environment, building a feature pond as a family landscaping project, or attracting local wildlife to your garden; a wildlife pond is a perfect addition to your gardening efforts. Learn everything there is to know about wildlife ponds with: - Photographic and illustrative step-by-step guides on planning, creating, and maintaining your pond - A variety of pond types covered, including natural-style ponds, container ponds, and more traditional, formal-style ponds that still attract wildlife - What to expect throughout the seasons, the creatures that will visit, and the aquatic plants that will thrive - Tips on what to look out for in your pond, encouraging a natural eco-system, and how to maintain your newly built pond throughout the year Find out everything you'll need to know to create a natural sanctuary in your garden! This e-book shows you how to create a backyard pond without filters, pipes, and chemicals, and how to attract and support local species. RHS How to Create a Wildlife Pond provides easy-to-follow steps on how to dig your own pond line, advice on which pond plants to choose from, and how to make sure local wildlife can enjoy your pond safely. This book will also give you advice on how to take care of your newly built water feature so that you're able to enjoy the local animals, insects and birds for years to come. You can expect to see blackbirds bathing in your pond, hedgehogs using it as a water source, and bats flying over at night to catch insects. This wonderful book is filled with photographs and illustrations that will make planning and creating your own pond a therapeutic and fulfilling experience! Complete the Series: There are so many ways for you to enjoy your garden! If you're looking for tips on environmental changes and landscaping ideas, DK books have even more gardening guides and projects for you to explore. Discover RHS How to Garden the Low Carbon Way, or bring even more feathered friends to your garden with How to Attract Birds to Your Garden.
Landscaping for Wildlife in the Pacific Northwest

Author: Russell Link

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 9780295807027

Category: Science

Page: 250

View: 463

Whether you are planting a yard from scratch or modifying an existing area, Landscaping for Wildlife in the Pacific Northwest will help you select, arrange, and maintain plants and other landscape elements that fulfill wildlife needs. Homeowners, property owners, professional wildlife managers, landscape architects, and garden designers will all find it invaluable. A wealth of information is provided on: --Wildlife habitat and landscaping basics --Birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and insects likely to be attracted to your property --Specialty gardens for butterflies and hummingbirds --How to plant and maintain woodlands, grasslands, wetlands, and waterways --Feeders and nest boxes --Ponds and birdbaths --Potential problems --Wildlife viewing tips --Extensive plant lists
Life in a Pond (ENHANCED eBook)

Author: Ilene L. Follman

Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press

ISBN: 9781429115896


Page: 32

View: 231

The information contained in this resource and activity book enhances children's knowledge and awareness of the living and non-living components of a pond, including the variety of life forms that can be found living on, under, and around the surface of a pond. Through observation and investigation, children will discover similarities, differences, and interactions among living things that inhabit a pond. Activities that emphasize plant and animal adaptations, interdependence, and food chains enable students to learn more about how living things survive in a still, freshwater ecosystem. Four transparencies (print books) or PowerPoint slides (eBooks) are included to engage students in discussion and reinforce the concepts presented in the book.
Lake and Pond Management Guidebook

Author: Steve McComas

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203010082

Category: Science

Page: 304

View: 406

The Lake and Pond Management Guidebook is the successor to the bestselling Lake Smarts: The First Lake Maintenance Handbook, the "bible" for small-scale lake and pond improvements, published by the Terrene Institute in 1993. Completely revised and updated, now published by Lewis Publishers, this guidebook contains over 300 ideas and projects includ
Baby Animals of Lakes and Ponds

Author: Carmen Bredeson

Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9781464503719

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 595

Cute baby animals grow up in the wild. Visit lakes and ponds and meet baby hippos, baby mallard ducks, baby herons, and more. The easy-to-read text and stunning photographs will keep young readers engaged and informed. Learn about growing up in the wild with the baby animals of lakes and ponds.

Organic Gardening

Organic Gardening





Page: 72

View: 334

Organic Gardening magazine inspires and empowers readers with trusted information about how to grow the freshest, most healthful food, create a beautiful, safe haven around their homes, use our natural resources wisely, and care for the environment in all aspects of their lives.
Lake and Pond Food Webs

Author: Paul Fleisher

Publisher: LernerClassroom

ISBN: 9780822579908

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 52

View: 908

Learn how living things interact in the Early Bird Food Webs series. In Lake and Pond Food Webs, readers find out how the channel catfish, the yellow pond lily, the pond snail, and the common snapping turtle each play their own unique role in the lake and pond biome.