Backyard Basics



Get answers to everything you’ve ever needed to know about the birds, butterflies and plants outside your door with Birds & Blooms Backyard Basics. Set up in an easy-to-read Q&A format, experts Kenn and Kimberly Kaufman and Melinda Myers will share fascinating facts about frequent backyard visitors and provide answers to your most pressing garden mysteries, like…

“why do birds hit my windows?” and “how do I get rid of garlic mustard?” Packed with full-color photos, it’s an essential resource for backyard enthusiasts!


  • 300+ fun facts and helpful solutions from our experts, Kenn and Kimberly Kaufman and Melinda Myers, answer our readers’ most common birding and gardening questions.
  • 310+ gorgeous, full-color photos of eye-catching birds, flowers, butterflies and other backyard visitors from across North America.
  • 9 fascinating chapters: Bird Behavior, Migrations Journeys & Nesting Habits, Gardening Guidance, Plant ID, Butterflies & Pollinators and more!
  • 18 special sections providing in-depth looks at migration and nesting habits, soil solutions, pruning, pest control and more.
  • Handy backyard guides for your specific area, including plant zone maps, a birdhouse guide and bird food chart.


  • Dimensions: 8-1/8” x 10-7/8”
  • SKU#: 6323B
  • ISBN-13: 9781621458777
  • Publisher: Reader’s Digest/Birds & Blooms
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Pages: 256
Weight N/A

Softcover, Hardcover