Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Hummingbirds and Butterflies

Hummingbirds and Butterflies
by Bill Thompson III and Connie Toops

An excellent resource explaining the “how to’s” of attracting hummingbirds and butterflies to your backyard. Not only does this book list plants to attract different species, but also illustrates garden plans. Plants are important, but nectar, the correct feeder, and feeder placement play a major role as well. The life cycle is described, as well as habitat, behavior, distinctive marks, and sounds that hummingbirds make. For being so small, they sure do make a lot of noise! The photographs and illustrations to help identify different species and their habits are outstanding and colorful. There is also a chapter on troubleshooting, including frequently asked questions. A lot of myths surrounding butterflies and hummingbirds are debunked and the truth explained.

This book is an excellent tool for any gardener, bird watcher, or nature lover, and would be a wonderful addition to any personal library.

- Rose

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