Vineyard Management with an Eye Toward Wildlife
Turn your vineyard, farm, or garden into a wildlife refuge and control pest activity naturally with this handy guide! Although written with grape growers and vineyard managers in mind, anyone interested in learning about nest boxes will find this guide useful -- from small scale growers to backyard gardeners.
Learn to protect these beneficial wildlife species and their vital environmental services, all while controlling rodent and insect activity. This book provides important information on the biology and habitat requirements of songbirds, bats, and barn owls that will use nest boxes for roosting or nesting.
Inside you'll find detailed ideas and methods to integrate these nesting boxes with vineyard managemet; details on the construction and maintenance of nest boxes; literature sources; and websites where growers can get more information on these topics.
Illustrated with 30 color photographs, 14 figures and tables. Includes patterns for building your own boxes and advice on where to place your boxes for best results.
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