Native Plant Gardening for Birds, Bees & Butterflies: Southern California

by George Oxford Miller (Author)
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  • Market: Of all homeowners in the US, about 49% (80 million) gardened within the past year

  • According to the US Fish and Wildlife Service, about 20% of the population are active bird watchers, spending more than $40 billion on the hobby, annually

  • Bees and butterflies are in the news—with growing concerns about declining populations, people across the country and around the globe have a growing interest in and adoration for these beautiful insects

  • Field guide to more than 100 native plants, organized by level of sunlight needed and then by plant type

  • Selected plant species are all perennial and are widely available, easy to care for, and provide great benefits for wildlife

  • Overview of native pollinators and commonly spotted bird species in Southern California

  • Quick-reference chart to plants, light levels, blooming periods, and what animals each plant attracts

  • Hardiness zones, weed control tips, and more

  • Specific garden plans for attracting bees, butterflies, and caterpillars, as well as tips on container gardens for pollinators

  • Guide to plants and the caterpillars/butterflies that they host

  • Author is a professional nature photographer and botanist; he conducts workshops and programs on how to create a backyard pollinator oasis

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Publication date
March 08, 2022
File size
37 MB

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