Create unique, handcrafted homes that a bird (or bat or garden insect) would really want to live in. Find out how to make bird houses out of found materials, where to position them for different species, and how to provide food, nesting materials, and shelter for your wild neighbours.
This charming book contains 25 simple projects for making bird houses, feeders, bat houses, and pollinator houses using materials that you can find in your local area. Clear instructions help you to master the techniques you will need for building your own projects, including finding the right wood, hollowing out the logs, making fixings, decorating them, and more.
Using nesting materials such as mosses in the construction of your bird, bat, and bug houses, you can create beautiful, natural works of art that also provide your residents with all they will need.
AMEN FISHER is a lifelong woodworker and outdoorsman, who spent 17 years as a land surveyor and mapmaker. MARIA FISHER is a seasoned traveller and humanitarian. Both are nature lovers with a soft spot for birds. They hand-make and sell birdhouses using carefully collected deadwood, drift wood, pine cones, and mosses found locally around their home in Florence, Oregon.
'This delightful book charmed me from the very first page. Whether you would like to encourage wild life such as owls, small birds, tiny bats, or make a bee house for the humble bumblebee, this book offers all the directions and inspiration you will need to create your individual nature home in your garden space.'