Julie Zickefoose: Nature Artist & Writer
Backyard Birding: Using Natural Gardening to Attract Birds
There are few more satisfying things in life than having great birdwatching in your own backyard. Julie Zickefoose shows you how to lay out the welcome mat for birds, step-by-step, with tips on providing water, food and shelter. Backyard Birding has the best flowering and fruiting plants for birds, the best shrubs and trees for shelter and food. Create a hummingbird garden, plan a water feature, bring in some dead snags; let a corner of your property run wildthen watch your yard list take off. You'll find all the inspiration and information you need in this handy book. Lavishly illustrated by the author. Originally published by Rodale under the title Natural Gardening: The Bird-friendly Backyard.
Full of charming illustrations by my favorite bird artist, the prose is so interesting it almost flies off the page.
—Russell Greenberg, Founder, Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center