The birds, mammals, reptiles, insects, and other invertebrates that inhabit our yards and gardens are overwhelmingly on our side—they are not our enemies, but our allies. They pollinate our flowers and vegetable crops, and they keep insect pests in check.
In Garden Allies, Frederique Lavoipierre shares fascinating portraits of these creatures, describing their life cycles and showing how they act to keep the garden’s ecology in balance. Also included is helpful information on how to nurture and welcome these valuable creatures into our gardens. Some of the featured allies include bees, butterflies, beetles, spiders, centipedes, bats, birds, and more.
With beautiful pen-and-ink drawings by nature artist Craig Latker, Garden Allies invites readers to make friends with the creatures that fill their gardens—the reward is a renewed sense of nature’s beauty and complexity, and a garden humming with life.