Author(s): Gordon Ell
Gordon Ell has built up a wealth of knowledge on the subject since his Encouraging Birds in the New Zealand Garden was published in 1981 (and went on to reprint 11 times). In this highly practical new hardback book, which includes beautiful bird and nature photography by Geoff Moon and others, enticing birds, lizards, butterflies and other animals into your backyard is made simpler than ever, regardless of the size or style of your garden. The contents include: ¿ Gordon¿s tips, tricks and recommendations culled from decades of experience ¿ an illustrated directory of 34 of the most common visiting and resident garden birds ¿ garden projects, ranging from building a bird table or a nest box to raising froglets or establishing a nature pond ¿ tables listing ideal native and introduced shrubs and trees to provide food and shelter for birds, butterflies, bees and more.
Gordon Ell is the author, photographer and publisher of a broad range of books about New Zealand’s natural and historic heritage. His first book, Encouraging Birds in the New Zealand Garden, was published by The Bush Press in 1980, and the enlarged full-colour edition published by New Holland is the subject his newest title. His book Kiwiosities about New Zealand folklore and traditions was also published by New Holland.