Bringing nature home : how you can sustain wildlife with native plants

by Tallamy, Douglas W.

Format: Print Book 2009
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Summary
"A fascinating study of the trees, shrubs, and vines that feed the insects, birds, and other animals in the suburban garden." -- The New York Times

As development and habitat destruction accelerate, there are increasing pressures on wildlife populations. In Bringing Nature Home , Douglas W. Tallamy reveals the unbreakable link between native plant species and native wildlife--native insects cannot, or will not, eat alien plants. When native plants disappear, the insects disappear, impoverishing the food source for birds and other animals.

But there is an important and simple step we can all take to help reverse this alarming trend: everyone with access to a patch of earth can make a significant contribution toward sustaining biodiversity by simply choosing native plants. By acting on Douglas Tallamy's practical and achievable recommendations, we can all make a difference.
Additional Information
Subjects Native plants for cultivation -- United States.
Natural landscaping -- United States.
Animal-plant relationships -- United States.
Insect-plant relationships -- United States.
Publisher Portland :Timber Press,2009
Edition Updated and expanded pbk. ed.
Language English
Description 358 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-340) and index.
ISBN 9780881929928
0881929921
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