Woodworking for Wildlife

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If you are looking for a creative way to get your friends, family, children, and grandchildren more involved with nature, you need to get a copy of the newly revised book Woodworking for Wildlife. Building nest boxes for chickadees, bluebirds, wood ducks, purple martins, and other wildlife can create a lifelong passion for helping wildlife. Enjoying the sight of newly hatched wood duck ducklings or bluebird chicks emerging from “your” nest box can become a reality instead of a dream if you follow the directions in this book. First written by DNR wildlife biologist Carrol Henderson in 1979 as an 8-page brochure, this book has evolved through three revisions into a comprehensive new 164-page “nest box bible.”

The nest box designs in this new revision of Woodworking for Wildlife have been provided by wildlife biologists who are recognized as experts for each species covered in the book. These designs have also been simplified by woodworkers so they are easy to build. Many nest boxes can be made from a single board and can be constructed within one hour . This book contains extensive natural history information, outstanding photos, invaluable information on where and how to place nest boxes, and new information on how to keep nest boxes from being raided by raccoons and other nest predators. There are 31 different designs for nest boxes and nest boxes that will accommodate 46 different species of North American wildlife ranging from toads and bumblebees to wood ducks, bluebirds, and purple martins.The book also contains wildlife websites and sources of nest box supplies.

Woodworking for Wildlife will be an invaluable resource for parents, grandparents, woodworkers, wildlife biologists, foresters, naturalists, industrial arts teachers, science teachers, youth group leaders, eagle scouts, and 4-H club members. The information provided by Minnesota DNR wildlife biologist Carrol Henderson in this profusely illustrated book will encourage even the most casual nature enthusiast to grab a hammer and saw and discover the wonderful world of Woodworking for Wildlife.

  • Author: Carrol L. Henderson
  • ISBN: 978-0-9754338-3-6
  • Pub Date: April 2009 3rd Edition
  • Page Count: 164, 31 diagrams