The Wildlife Pond Book

Author: Jules Howard

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472958303

Category: Nature

Page: 162

View: 866

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.
The Wildlife Pond Handbook

Author: Louise Bardsley

Publisher: New Holland Australia(AU)

ISBN: 1780090080

Category: Pond ecology

Page: 80

View: 972

With a Foreword written by popular television presenter and gardener Charlie Dimmock, the book offers clear step-by-step instructions on how to plan, design, site and build small and large ponds for wildlife. Illustrated with stunning full-colour photographs and artwork throughout, it is full of advice on how to encourage different varieties of pond plants and animals. Also included are details on a wide variety of plants, tips on how to maintain your pond through the seasons, clear annotated diagrams on its construction and much more.
RHS How to Create a Wildlife Pond

Author: Kate Bradbury

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9780241528709

Category: Gardening

Page: 365

View: 342

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.
Concise Pond Wildlife Guide

Author: Bloomsbury

Publisher: Bloomsbury Wildlife

ISBN: 147296828X

Category: Nature

Page: 192

View: 991

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.
Freshwater Pond Coloring Book

Author: Annika Bernhard

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486410358

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 634

Color meticulously rendered drawings of a variety of freshwater pond wildlife, including a painted turtle, white-tail deer, bullfrog, water celery, whirligig beetles, and many other species. 43 black-and-white illustrations. 6 color illustrations on covers. Introduction. Captions.
Rewild Your Garden

Author: Frances Tophill

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781529410242

Category: Gardening

Page: 192

View: 775

**A SUNDAY TIMES GARDENING BOOK OF THE YEAR 2020** 'A must-read for every gardener who wants to up their game for wildlife and do their bit for the planet.' -- Isabella Tree 'A refreshing, uplifting and positive look at the true value of a garden.' -- Alan Titchmarsh The perfect book for any gardener looking to get back in touch with their wild side. The rewilding of public spaces and farmland is vitally important to conservation, but how can we support native species and provide rich habitats on our own doorsteps? In this practical, beautifully illustrated guide horticulturalist and Gardener's World presenter Frances Tophill shows you how to plan and maintain a beautiful garden that will attract bees and birds as well as a throng of unsung garden heroes. Whether you have a small balcony or a large open space, discover the joys of welcoming natural ecosystems back into your garden - along with a host of new visitors.
Living Architecture, Living Cities

Author: Christopher Day

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429949241

Category: Architecture

Page: 448

View: 441

It’s widely accepted that our environment is in crisis. Less widely recognized is that three quarters of environmental damage is due to cities – the places where most of us live. As this powerful new book elucidates, global sustainability is therefore directly dependent on urban design. In Living Architecture, Living Cities Christopher Day and Julie Gwilliam move beyond the current emphasis on technological change. They argue that eco-technology allows us to continue broadly as before and only defers the impending disaster. In reality, most negative environmental impacts are due to how we live and the things we buy. Such personal choices often result from dissatisfaction with our surroundings. As perceived environment has a direct effect on attitudes and motivations, improving this can achieve more sustainable lifestyles more effectively than drastic building change – with its notorious performance-gap limitations. As it’s in places that our inner feelings and material reality interact, perceived environment is place-based. Ultimately, however, as the root cause of unsustainability is attitude, real change requires moving from the current focus on buildings and technology to an emphasis on the non-material. Featuring over 400 high quality illustrations, this is essential reading for anyone who believes in the value and power of good design. Christopher Day’s philosophy will continue to inspire students with an interest in sustainable architecture, urban planning and related fields.
Pond Life

Author: James Kavanagh

Publisher: Waterford Press

ISBN: 1583552146

Category: Nature

Page: 12

View: 626

This guide highlights the main wildlife viewing areas and most visible species. Offering exceptional value and utility, it's map-sized, lightweight, and laminated for wear-resistance.
How to Create a Wildlife Pond

Author: Kate Bradbury

Publisher: DK

ISBN: 0744029279

Category: Gardening

Page: 192

View: 779

The best way to attract wildlife to your garden is to build a pond. If you want to do your bit to support local biodiversity, pick up a shovel, and start digging. How to Create a Wildlife Pond makes it easy to attract and support a huge array of species, with fully photographed step-by-steps showing you how to plan, dig, line, and fill a simple wildlife pond, alongside alternatives including container ponds and more formal designs. Discover the best mix of plants you'll need to keep your pond thriving, how to make sure that creatures can enter and exit the water safely, and the little extra touches that can encourage all kinds of wildlife to visit. Once your pond is ready, sit back and watch nature do its work. Follow the story of your pond from season to season as the book takes you through the variety of creatures that will visit your new water feature: the blackbird that bathes in the shallows; the snuffling hedgehog that has come to quench its thirst; the bat that soars above the water at nightfall to feast on rising insects. Every garden should have a pond, and with this book, you'll have everything you need to create a pond that will be swarming with life for years to come.
The Little Book of Planting Trees

Author: Max Adams

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 9781788546263

Category: Gardening

Page: 272

View: 405

From the author of The Wisdom of Trees, an informative and practical guide to tree planting: including guidance on which trees to plant and where; how to plant, propagate and care for your trees; advice on the suitability and virtues of particular native trees (from oak to alder and from beech to blackthorn); amplified by details of how trees grow in nature and the stories of some famous tree planters. A glossary of websites, nurseries, conservation and other organisations completes the volume.
RHS How to Create a Wildlife Pond

Author: Kate Bradbury

Publisher:

ISBN: 0744047366

Category:

Page:

View: 690

The best way to attract wildlife to your garden is to build a pond. Discover how to do it, and then watch the wildlife come, month by month.If you want to do your bit to support local biodiversity, pick up a spade and start digging. By putting a pond in your back garden, you have the potential to attract and support a huge array of species. How to Create a Pond for Wildlife makes the process easy, with fully photographed step-by-steps showing you how to plan, dig, line, and fill a simple wildlife pond, alongside alternatives including container ponds and more formal designs. Discover the best mix of aquatic plants you'll need to keep your pond thriving, how to make sure that creatures can enter and exit the water safely, and the little extra touches that can encourage all kinds of wildlife to visit.Once your pond is ready, sit back and watch nature do its work. Follow the story of your pond from season to season as the book takes you through the variety of creatures that will visit your new water feature: the blackbird that bathes in the shallows; the snuffling hedgehog that has come to quench its thirst; the bat that soars above the water at nightfall to feast on rising insects. Every garden should have a pond, and with this ebook, you'll have everything you need to create a pond that will teem with life for years to come.