The Backyard Birdsong Guide

Author: Donald Kroodsma
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9780811863421
Size: 39.84 MB
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Teaches about the habitat, behaviors, appearance, and songs of seventy-five Eastern and Central North American birds, and includes basic birdwatching guidelines and audio samples.

Imagine Childhood

Author: Sarah Olmsted
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 1590309707
Size: 72.51 MB
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A treasury of crafts and activities celebrates the wonders and adventures of childhood with options designed to enhance a child's interactions with the world, suggesting a range of imaginary play and exploration games, including several outdoor ideas. Original.

Unearthed Love Acceptance And Other Lessons From An Abandoned Garden

Author: Alexandra Risen
Publisher: HMH
ISBN: 0544636473
Size: 10.11 MB
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“A generous, poignant memoir” of loss, family secrets, and a quest to shape something beautiful out of the chaos of nature (Kirkus Reviews). Just as Alex and her husband buy a house in Toronto, set atop an acre of wilderness that extends into a natural gorge in the middle of the city, she learns that her father, a Ukrainian-born immigrant, has died. Her new home’s gigantic, abandoned garden, choked with weeds and crumbling antique structures, resembles a wild jungle—and it stirs cherished memories of Alex’s childhood: When her home life became unbearable, she would escape to the forest. In her new home, Alex can feel the power of the majestic trees that nurtured her in her youth, but as she begins to beat back the bushes to unveil the garden’s mysteries, her mother has a stroke and develops dementia. When Alex discovers an envelope of yellowed documents while sorting through her father’s junk pile, offering clues to her parents’ mysterious past, she reluctantly musters the courage to uncover their secrets. While discovering the plants hidden in the garden—from primroses and maple syrup–producing sugar maples to her mother’s favorite, lily of the valley—she must come to terms with the circle of life around her, and find the courage to tend to her own family’s future. “The land is rife with unexpected delights: a huge, decaying pagoda, underground aquifers, a pond, koi, deer, and all manner of vegetation. . . . As she restores the property and heals her long-troubled soul, Risen paints a vivid and exquisite portrait of nature and its profound significance.” —Publishers Weekly

The Singing Life Of Birds

Author: Donald Kroodsma
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547344874
Size: 73.98 MB
Format: PDF
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Listen to birds sing as you’ve never listened before, as the world-renowned birdsong expert Donald Kroodsma takes you on personal journeys of discovery and intrigue. Read stories of wrens and robins, thrushes and thrashers, warblers and whip-poor-wills, bluebirds and cardinals, and many more bird. Learn how each acquires its songs, how songs vary from bird to bird and place to place, how some birds' singing is especially beautiful or ceaseless or complex, how some do not sing at all, how the often quiet female has the last word, and why. Hear a baby wren and the author’s own daughter babble as each learns its local dialect. Listen to the mockingbird by night and by day and count how many different songs he can sing. Marvel at the exquisite harmony in the duet of a wood thrush as he uses his two voice boxes to accompany himself. Feel the extraordinary energy in the songs just before sunrise as dawn’s first light sweeps across this singing planet. Hear firsthand the unmistakable evidence that there are not one but two species of marsh wrens and two species of winter wrens in North America. Learn not only to hear but to see birds sing in the form of sonagrams, as these visual images dance across the pages while you listen to the accompanying audio. Using your trained ears and eyes, you can begin your own journeys of discovery. Listen anew to birds in your backyard and beyond, exploring the singing minds of birds as they tell all that they know. Join Kroodsma not only in identifying but in identifying with singing birds, connecting with nature’s musicians in a whole new way. Please note: this ebook includes embedded audio files. You will only be able to access these files from a device that supports embedded audio.

Attracting Birds And Butterflies

Author: Barbara W. Ellis
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395813720
Size: 47.26 MB
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Describes how to use nest boxes, trees, shrubs, flowers, vines, cover plants, and particular foods to attract specific species of birds and butterflies

Birder S Bible

Author: Stoeger Publishing
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780883172902
Size: 53.37 MB
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Stoeger's new 400-page Birder's Bible is a comprehensive guide to the exciting field of birding. In the pages of Birder's Bible you'll find fascinating and informative feature articles by respected experts in the field. Birder's Bible is the most thorough, one-stop source of information on birding with up-to-date specifications and current prices for hundreds of items including bird feeders and feeder accessories, bird food products, birdhouses, birdbaths and ponds, and much more. You'll find a comprehensive listing of birding optics-binoculars, spotting scopes and accessories-and a guide to birding field guides, checklists, life lists, journals, computer software and audio/video products as well. Whether you take to the fields and forests with spotting scope and life list of simply enjoy watching the feeding station in your back yard, you'll find Birder's Bible an indispensable guide, specifically created with the dedicated birder in mind. Key Selling Points Birding is one of the fastest growing outdoor activities in North America. Incisive, informative feature articles written by some of the nations leading authorities on birds and birding. Product guide containing information on hundreds of items, ranging from spotting scopes to bird song CDs.