Native Plant Gardening for Birds, Bees & Butterflies: Southwest

Native Plant Gardening for Birds, Bees & Butterflies: Southwest

George Oxford Miller


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  • Market: Of all homeowners in the U.S., about 49% (80 million) gardened within the past year
  • According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, about 20% of the population are active bird watchers, spending more than $40 billion on the hobby, annually
  • Bees and butterflies are in the news—with growing concerns about declining populations, people across the country and around the globe have a growing interest in and adoration for these beautiful insects
  • Field guide to more than 100 native plants, organized by level of sunlight needed and then by plant type
  • Selected plant species are all perennial and are widely available, easy to care for, and provide great benefits for wildlife
  • Overview of native pollinators and commonly spotted bird species in the Southwest
  • Quick-reference chart to plants, light levels, blooming periods, and what animals each plant attracts
  • Hardiness zones, weed control tips, and more
  • Specific garden plans for attracting bees, butterflies, and caterpillars, as well as tips on container gardens for pollinators
  • Guide to plants and the caterpillars/butterflies that they host
  • Author is a professional nature photographer and botanist; he conducts workshops and programs on how to create a backyard pollinator oasis
  • Information applicable to Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, west Texas, and Utah


George Oxford Miller:
Professional nature photographer and botanist George Oxford Miller is a lifelong resident of the West. He has lived in New Mexico, Arizona, and Texas, and he has written six guidebooks to the Southwest, including the best-selling trio Landscaping with Native Plants of the Southwest, Landscaping with Native Plants of Texas, and Landscaping with Native Plants of Southern California. He also wrote Wildflowers quick guides to Arizona & New Mexico, Texas, Southern California, and Colorado. He wrote a “Plant of the Month” column for New Mexico Magazine and is former president of the Albuquerque chapter of the Native Plant Society of New Mexico, where he still conducts workshops and programs on how to create your own backyard pollinator oasis.