The Garden Wildlife Manual is the definitive guide to providing your garden with microhabitats and wildlife, showing that with a little thought and effort you can improve your own piece of the environment, however small. This highly practical book includes many DIY projects, with a focus on using recycled materials. The step-by-step projects are illustrated with photographs and drawings, and include tools and material lists, the time needed for each project and guidance on which projects are best for your garden.
Projects include: wildlife ponds and pools, nest boxes, rockeries, hibernation shelters, bird baths, squirrel assault courses, feeding puzzles, feeding tables, and collecting traps.
Gerard Cheshire, BSc MPhil, is a qualified ecological consultant with more than 15 years' experience as a freelance natural history writer for publishers in both the US and UK. He has a comprehensive knowledge of British wildlife and specialises in invertebrates, with a masters' degree in this area. He has also worked as a landscape designer and a housing developer, and is a trained artist.