Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants (Google eBook)
As development and subsequent habitat destruction accelerate, there are increasing pressures on wildlife populations. But there is an important and simple step toward reversing this alarming trend: Everyone with access to a patch of earth can make a significant contribution toward sustaining biodiversity.
There is an 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. In many parts of the world, habitat destruction has been so extensive that local wildlife is in crisis and may be headed toward extinction.
Bringing Nature Home has sparked a national conversation about the link between healthy local ecosystems and human well-being, and the new paperback edition — with an expanded resource section and updated photos — will help broaden the movement. By acting on Douglas Tallamy's practical recommendations, everyone can make a difference.
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Review: Bringing Nature Home: How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our GardensUser Review - Dick - Goodreads
Best book read in 2014! Should be must read, by birders, gardeners, anyone interested in the future! Read full review
Review: Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native PlantsUser Review - Mark - Goodreads
Wow. I'm going to be coming back to this book for a long time. So much to think about. So much to learn and understand. I really had no idea how damn important it is to plant natives. That insects are ... Read full review
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