Build and craft 25 beautiful small homes and feeders to attract wildlife to your backyard.
Handmade Bird, Bee, and Bat Houses features homes to build for everything from bees to bats, and bluebirds to butterflies. Each house is beautifully designed, with colorful details, but is also perfectly adapted for its intended inhabitants. There are birdhouses you can hang up or place on stands, a bee house you can “plant” in your flowerbed, and there's even a home for a toad. There are also feeders for birds and butterflies, and homes for ladybugs. With her trademark attention to detail, Michele McKee-Orsini has designed a collection of miniature palaces for the wildlife that we should all be encouraging into our backyards. Michele takes you through the basic woodworking and decorating skills you will need, and the step-by-step project instructions, clear artwork, and stunning photography will all inspire you to build your own bird, bee, and bat houses.
About the Author
Michele McKee-Orsini is an artist and wildlife enthusiast, who studies cavity nesting birds and their habitats. She loves nature walks to sort out her thoughts on creating new woodworking designs. She has been designing and selling her bird, bug, bee, and bat houses for quite some time now. Birds are an important aspect of her life and she puts their needs first when building their homes. This is her second book―she is also the author of Handmade Birdhouses and Feeders, published by CICO Books. Find her at www.etsy.com/shop/birdhousesbymichele. She is based in Yucaipa, CA.