Sharing Our Neighborhoods with Wrens, Robins, Woodpeckers, and Other Wildlife
Yale University Press
On Sale: September 30, 2014
Hardcover / e-Book
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Welcome to Subirdia presents a surprising discovery: the
suburbs of many large cities support incredible biological
diversity. Populations and communities of a great variety
birds, as well as other creatures, are adapting to the
conditions of our increasingly developed world. In this
fascinating and optimistic book, John Marzluff reveals how
our own actions affect the birds and animals that live in
our cities and towns, and he provides ten specific
strategies everyone can use to make human environments
friendlier for our natural neighbors.
Over many years of research and fieldwork, Marzluff and
student assistants have closely followed the lives of
thousands of tagged birds seeking food, mates, and shelter
in cities and surrounding areas. From tiny Pacific wrens
grand pileated woodpeckers, diverse species now compatibly
share human surroundings. By practicing careful
with the biological riches in our cities and towns,
explains, we can foster a new relationship between humans
and other living creatures—one that honors and enhances
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