An informative and fascinating look at the art and history of falconry by one who has practiced it.
Fun, colorful illustrations introduce the reader to a variety of our feathered friends from morning until night.
A tennis rivalry that stretched decades. Fierce, competitive, tenacious. From two separate countries, free and communist. And within all that they became and remain close friends.
A concise and conscientious look at native (and some nonnative) plant species beneficial to bees, butterflies and pollinators. Hayes gives us lists for perennials,worthy weeds, and water tolerant plants. The book covers a rich selection of plants as well as habitat information. In worthy weeds list we have dandelion, great mullein, wild mustard and mentioning if you are concerned about there spreading she gives us a heads up on cutting that short. Blazing star, Globe thistle and Turtle-head give us some examples of perennials to encourage pollinators. The English and Latin names are given affording the gardener and garden center accurate information for acquiring the proper plant. Habitat housing and health are all covered to provide the bees a high degree of success. Along with the above, trees, herbs, and shrubs are included to add diversity for your landscape and a variety of food sources for the bees. Shelters, fun facts, dry sites of wet environments are covered. This is a thorough look at keeping the pollinator population happy and healthy.
The main plan for this book is discuss the aspects of the growing environment that exists in the Northeast. Soil, temperature, pests and diseases are a few of the topics met. Keys gives us a means to improve the soil condition with recommendations, and by providing a healthy soil ensures healthy plant life which will combat insects and diseases; and gives guiding steps to warding off animals that might otherwise eat the bounty we have worked hard to grow.There are useful lists to eliminate the invasive plant materials and some suggestions for replacement plants. Also, he touches on beneficial insects that will help keep order and health in the planted world. Keys gives us information on bee colony collapse disorder that is killing our honey bees and the chemicals pesticides have that cause the harm. To round it out he gives us a useful reading list for continued information gathering.