Adams, George

A beautifully illustrated how-to book for attracting a wide variety of birds and butterflies to your garden by providing shelter, nesting sites, fruit, seeds, nuts, and nectar. The detailed directory and unique planting calendars included show you how to turn an average garden into a private sanctuary filled with song and colour by using Australian native plants to create sustainable bird habitats all year round.   Wake up to the beautiful sound of birdsong every day.   Discover how to identify the most common garden birds, and how to choose, grow and maintain the native plants that will attract them to your backyard. From acacias to eucalypts, and from honeyeaters to kookaburras, this essential guide will help transform any garden across Australia into an avian paradise. Featuring plant and bird directories illustrated with superb colour photographs and line drawings, as well as comprehensive planting tables and expert advice, this book has all you need to create a refuge for birds – and so preserve Australia’s amazing natural heritage and biodiversity.

‘This book is a masterpiece – a must-have tool in every gardener’s wheelbarrow.’ Costa Georgiadis, ABC’s Gardening Australia

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Viking Australia, September 2015. 368 pages, hardcover,  colour photos, black and white illustrations