As Heard on The Daily Gardener Podcast:
Winter World by Bernd Heinrich
The subtitle of this book is: The Ingenuity of Animal Survival.
We talk about creating wildlife gardens a lot on the the show. If you're serious about making a space for wildlife, it makes sense to understand how they survive winter.
Bernd Heinrich is the author of numerous bestselling and award-winning books and is a professor of biology at the University of Vermont. He divides his time between Vermont and the forests of western Maine.
From flying squirrels to grizzly bears, and from torpid turtles to insects with antifreeze, the animal kingdom relies on some staggering evolutionary innovations to survive winter. Unlike their human counterparts, who must alter the environment to accommodate physical limitations, animals are adaptable to an amazing range of conditions.
Examining everything from food sources in the extremely barren winter landscape to the chemical composition that allows certain creatures to survive, Heinrich's Winter World awakens the largely undiscovered mysteries by which nature sustains herself through winter's harsh, cruel exigencies.
You can get a used copy of Winter World by Bernd Heinrich and support the show, using the Amazon Link in today's Show Notes for under $9.
SI HORTUM IN HORTORUM PODCASTUM IN BIBLIOTEHCA HABES, NIHIL DEERIT.