And this was around the same time that I was encouraging mint to grow in various areas of the yard, to try to send the deer away from my flowers and vegetables. It's all about planning, I guess!
But I really want to hear this professional speaking about how to look at the yard in terms of wildlife. Also, in terms of getting ready for her visit, I took a look at the recommended resources on the Vermont Coverts website (http://www.vtcoverts.org) -- and there are lots! Here is the book list. I was happy to find that I have a couple of these, and I'll be looking for the others. If you have some you'd like to share at the library, this would be a great time to donate them for a special collection!
Suggested Reading List
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- Working With Your Woodland - Beattie, Levine and Thompson. University Press of New England.
- A Guide To Logging Aesthetics - Jones. Northeast Regional Agricultural Engineering Service. Publication #NRAES-60
- Reading The Forested Landscape - Wessels. Countryman Press.
- The Nature of Vermont - Johnson. University Press of New England.
- The Northern Forest - Dobbs and Ober.
- The Woodland Steward - Fazio. The Woodland Press.
- The Tree Identification Book - Symonds.
- A Landowner's Guide to Building Forest Access Roads - Weist. USDA Forest Service Publication #NA-TP-06-98.
- Owning and Managing Forests - McEvoy. Island Press.
- Positive Impact Forestry - McEvoy. Island Press.
- A Sand Country Almanac - Leopold. Ballantine Press.
- Wetland. Woodland. Wildland - A Guide to the Natural Communities of Vermont - Thompson and Sorenson. University Press of New England.
- Wildlife Habitat Management for Vermont Woodlands-A Landowner's Guide. VT Fish and Wildlife Dept., Waterbury, VT.
- Management Guide for Deer Wintering Areas in Vermont - VT Forests and Parks and VT Fish and Wildlife Departments.
- Model Habitat Management Guidelines for Deer, Bear. Hare. Grouse. Turkey, Woodcock and Non-Game Wildlife -- VT Fish and Wildlife Department
- Mammal Tracks and Sign of the Northeast - Gibbons.
- Tracking and the Art of Seeing - Rezendes. Harper Collins.
- Nature Walks in Southern Vermont - Mark Mikolas
- Acceptable Management Practices for Maintaining Water Quality on Logging Jobs in Vermont - VT Dept. Forests, Parks and Recreation, Waterbury, VT.
- Earth Pond Sourcebook - Matson. Countryman Press.
- Pond and Brook - Caduto. University Press of New England.
- The Book of Swamp and Bog - Eastman. Stackpole Books.
- Earth Ponds: The Country Pond Maker's Guide to Building, Maintenance and Restoration - by Vermonter Tim Matson
Nonfiction Children's books about Woodlands and Wildlife:
Adopted by an Owl – Robbyn Smith van Frankenhuyzen
A Tree is Growing – Arthur Dorros
Animals That Live in Trees – Djane R. McCauley
Baby Animals of the Woodland Forest – Carmen Bredeson
The Brook Book – Jim Arnosky
The Charcoal Forest – How Fire Helps Animals and Plants– Beth A. Peluso
Creatures of the Woods – Toni Eugene
Crinkleroot’s Nature Almanac – Jim Arnosky
Crinkleroot’s Guide to Knowing the Trees – Jim Arnosky
Dirty, Rotten, Dead – A Worm’s Eye-View of Death, Decomposition…and Life – Jerry Emory
Forest Bright – Forest Night – Jennifer Ward
Forest Explorer – A Life-Size Field Guide – Nic Bishop
The Forest Forever – Kristin Joy Pratt-Serafini
Frog Heaven – Ecology of a Vernal Pool – Doug Wechsler
The Hidden Life of the Forest – David M. Schwartz
In a Nutshell – Joseph Anthony
In The Forest – Nature’s Footprints – Q. L. Pearce & W. A. Pearce
In The Heart of the Village – The World of the Indian Banyan Tree – Barbara Bash
A Log’s Life – Wendy Pfeffer
Look At This Tree – Susan Canizares
My Favorite Tree – Terrific Trees of North America – Diane Iverson
My Little Book of Painted Turtles – Hope Irvin Marston
My Little Book of Wood Ducks – Hope Irvin Marston
My Little Book of Whittetails – Hope Irvin Marston
One Small Square – Woods – Donald M. Silver
Owls – Gail Gibbons
Planting the Trees of Kenya – The Story of Wangari Maathai – C. A. Nivola
The Seasons of Arnold’s Apple Tree – Gail Gibbons
Smithsonian Backyard Series – many appropriate titles Tell Me, Tree – Gail Gibbons
Tree – Eyewitness Book
The Tree – Judy Hindley
Tree – An Eyewitness Book – David Burnie
A Tree is a Plant – Clyde Robert Bulla
A Tree is Growing – Arthur Dorros
Tree of Life – The World of the African Baobab – Barbara Bash
Tree to Paper – (Welcome Books: How Things Are Made) – Inez Synder
A Walk in the Boreal Forest – (Biomes of No. America) – R. L. Johnson
Walking With Henry = Based on the Life and Works of Henry David Thoreau – Thomas Locker
Wangari’s Tree of Peace – A True Story from Africa – Jeanette Winter
While A Tree Was Growing – Jane Bosveld
Why Do Leaves Change Color? – Betsy Maestro
Wild Fox – A True Story – Cherie Mason
Wild Tracks – A Guide to Nature’s Footprints – Jim Arnosky
Woods and Forests – Nature Hide and Seek – J. N. Wood & M. Silver
The Woods Scientist – Stephen R. Swinburne
Zora Hurston and the Chinaberry Tree – William Miller, et al. B