Bird, Bee & Bug Houses

Bird, Bee & Bug Houses

Simple Projects for your Garden

Book - 2010
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Transform any garden into a wildlife haven by creating perfect nesting places for birds, bats, bees, butterflies, lacewings, and ladybugs. All that's needed are a few basic woodworking techniques, tools, and materials (some recycled or scavenged) to complete these 18 projects. Every project comes with an exploded diagram and cutting list, and there's information on choosing locations, maintenance, species habits, and nesting requirements.

Includes specific information on habit requirements for different species. This title explains the information you need to know to create the perfect habitat for each chosen species. It covers materials needed to create the house, deciding on a location and choosing an appropriate design.

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Transform your garden into a wildlife haven bursting with life by learning how to provide supplementary nesting sites to a host of creatures. Bird, Bee & Bug Houses explains all you need to know about how to create the perfect nesting place for a wide variety of species including birds, bats, butterflies, lacewings, ladybugs, and rare solitary bees. Essential pollinators, predators and seed-spreaders, many of these species are threatened from intensive farming and the spraying of harmful chemicals. But, we can help them by building these safe havens in our gardens.

These unique and quirky houses can be created with only a few basic woodworking skills. A range of materials (some recycled or scavenged) and finishes are used in order to make sure they are as attractive as they are practical. All the basic techniques, tools, and materials needed to create your bird, bee, or bug house are explained and each project has a detailed exploded diagram with cutlist. Each section of the book has detailed information on choosing locations, maintenance, species' habits, and nesting requirements.

Publisher: Lewes : Guild of Master Craftman, 2010
ISBN: 9781861086440
Characteristics: 159 p. : ill
Alternative Title: Bird, bee and bug houses


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JCLMeredithN Feb 14, 2013

Great book for simple outdoor projects for kids. Birdhouses are okay, but the bat and bug houses are creative and well designed.

Mar 10, 2012

Too difficult to read! The solidness of the spine made it hard to open all the way and it would have been impossible to lay flat if I had chosen to try one of the projects.

Sep 12, 2011

A wide variety of homes to make. Perhaps the most interesting part is that for each one, it tells who will be attracted to it, which is usually more than two birds or bees or bugs, depending on the project you choose. Some I have never seen, but I have seen others in this area, so pretty much all the patterns could be used here.

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