Birdhouses: A Step-by-step Guide to Building Attractive Homes for Your Feathered Friends

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2002 - Crafts & Hobbies - 144 pages
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In a world teeming with technology, one can especially appreciate nature's simple pleasures-the sweet sound of spring's first robin or the stirring sight of a blue jay's brilliant feathers. Why not reconnect with the natural world right outside your own back door by installing a birdhouse? With expert tips, inspiring color photos, and basic plans, this illustrated guide shares the ins and outs of birdhouse construction, placement, and maintenance. Whether building or purchasing, every detail is covered-from what type of house attracts what type of bird to the effect that house location, perch, even color can have on bird traffic and safety. More than a lovely lawn ornament, a birdhouse acts as a soothing sanctuary not only for its inhabitants but also for its spectators. As visiting birds build their nest and bring their young into the world, together you and your family will experience the gentle joy of watching nature at work.

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