Turn your garden into a hummingbird hotspot, a haven for butterflies, and a thriving ecosystem that will delight and inspire the young and young-at-heart
Gardening with children is a pleasure in itself, but when you learn to include wildlife in your plans, gardening becomes an even more joyful family experience. Creating a garden that invites wildlife opens up a wider world of nature for investigation, inspiration, and delight. Begin to see your yard from an animal’s perspective; discover plants that attract colorful birds and bugs; embrace sensory experiences that native plants and creatures bring; and understand how your yard fits into the surrounding landscape. Along the way you will discover simple ways you can actively support wildlife in your immediate environment, no matter where you live. This family-friendly guide to wildlife gardening leads you on a path to discovery, where trees are transformed into bird and animal habitats, where sunny spots are revered for dragonfly viewing, and where your entire garden becomes an animal-welcoming kingdom.
“I wish that EVERY child could share this book and all its hidden magic and discoveries with a caring grown-up. If I had only one book to give as a gift to a new parent, this would be the book.” —Sharon Lovejoy, author and illustrator of Sunflower Houses: Inspiration from the Garden and Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots: Gardening Together with Children“Touch a Butterfly is not your garden-variety gardening book. Through writing that is both soothing and stimulating, April Pulley Sayre offers memorable ways families can welcome and nurture wildlife in their backyards. As April reminds us, ‘Butterflies and birds are waiting for you. All you have to do is invite them.’ So, what are you waiting for?” —Ellen Lambeth, executive editor, Ranger Rick magazine ”