Even if you only have a backyard, you can help local wildlife.

Many people think of wildlife as something distant--creatures living in natural forests and remote public preserves. But most wildlife in the US isn't found in far-off wilderness. It lives on private lands, in our very backyards.


If you want to help local wildlife, Attracting Wildlife to Your Backyard is a great place to start. It describes 101 practical, easy-to-follow projects that will give your property more food, water, cover, and nesting spots for wildlife. The book features 200 full-color photographs to illustrate the projects and showcase the wildlife you may see more of by doing them. Projects include:


  • Set Up Birdfeeders
  • Install a Bat Box
  • Build a Brush Pile
  • Make a Food Plot
  • Build a Pond
  • Restore a Stream
  • Plant Native Plants


Attracting Wildlife to Your Backyard is published by Skyhorse Press. You can order your copy today by visiting Amazon.com or your favorite local bookstore.

Praise for Attracting Wildlife

"An outstanding guide...Not only will the great advice in this book help you enjoy the land, you'll gain knowledge to become a better steward."


- DAVID GEORGE HASKELL, Pulitzer finalist for The Forest Unseen and author of The Songs of Trees

"With a down-home style, the latest wisdom in wildlife management, and humorous yet meaningful analogies, Josh VanBrakle describes 101 projects that will help your property contribute to, rather than destroy, your local ecosystem."


- DOUG TALLAMY, author of Bringing Nature Home

"Each space we live in is unique. But whether we live in a rural or urban setting, there are steps we can take to attract and enjoy viewing all wildlife. In this extraordinary book, VanBrakle explains the methods to achieve this, and in doing so, we can greatly enhance our lives."


- CHUCK LEAVELL, co-founder of Mother Nature Network and keyboardist for the Rolling Stones

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