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Author:   A B Bishop
Publisher:   Murdoch Books
Format:   Softback
ISBN:   9781760523473
Product Id:   6094
Dimensions (cm):   25.5 H x 21.0 W  
Pages: 336

In a world where suburban nature is declining and diversity is shrinking, Habitat is a practical guide for those of us who want to encourage insects, reptiles, frogs, birds and animals into our gardens. Not only for our own enjoyment, but as a direct contribution to the health and sustainabilty of our local environment and wildlife.

AB Bishop shows how to design, plant and maintain fauna-friendly landscapes, stressing the importance of understanding how all aspects of the backyard ecosystem are interlinked in order to create a truly authentic and effective habitat.

This information-packed resource includes a detailed plant directory; information on what plants (native and exotic) suit what creatures and why; advice on how to factor in the shelter, nesting, food and water requirements of different types of wildlife. A practical projects chapter features step-by-step instructions for soil testing; making compost tea; building and planting a frog pond; and constructing nesting boxes and insect hotels.