The Habitat Garden Book
Wildlife Landscaping for the San Francisco Bay Region

by Nancy Bauer

This delightful and concise book is a beginner's guide to creating backyard habitat for birds, butterflies, beneficial insects, and other animals.

Ecologically friendly gardens provide sanctuary for local wildlife and offer us a daily opportunity to connect with nature, and to bring a little magic into our gardens and our lives.

Bauer, a garden columnist, focuses on natives and other low-water, low-maintenance plants from Mediterranean climate regions.

Packed with clearly presented, easy-to-use information,this compact guide will be useful for both novice and experienced gardeners. Habitat basics, care of native oaks, and lists of native plant nurseries, internet resources, and regional gardens to visit for inspiration are also included.

64 pages, 5½" X 8½", full-color cover 91 color photographs, 7 black white photographs, 2001, index of plants. Published by Coyote Ridge Press.
lSBN 0-9707445-0-1  Trade paper.

This book is no longer available through Bored Feet Press.

From the back cover:

A delightful little guide to help you transform your own backyard, patio, or community site into a healthy home for a wondrous array of fascinating creatures. Habitat gardens are not only beautiful and rewarding, but critical to the survival of many species in our ecosystem.

Creating a garden full of life provides the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of the web of life upon which we all depend.

By offering easy-to-grow natives and non-natives appropriate to our climate, the author sets the stage for you to discover the intricate inter-relationships of plants, birds, butterflies, beneficial insects, and other animals.

Whether you are a novice needing help in getting started or a seasoned gardener looking for ideas, you'll find yourself referring to The Habitat Garden Book over and over again.

Lifegarden is an East Bay nonprofit educational organization working to foster life-sustaining practices in our gardens and communities.