Nancy Bauer is the author of The Habitat Garden Book: Wildlife Landscaping for the San Francisco Bay Region. She is a writer and garden instructor based in Sonoma County. She has taught classes for the San Francisco Botanical Garden, UC Davis Master Gardeners’ training programs, the National Wildlife Stewardship Program, and for numerous garden and nature organizations throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
“Well-produced, practical, and thorough, this book is a significant contribution to habitat gardening literature,” says Brandy Kuhl. She particularly appreciates its “useful plant lists and appendices.” Susan Appleget Hurst feels that it is an “outstanding model for other regionally oriented habitat gardening books in terms of level of detail and useful specifics.” - Judges for 2013 Garden Book Award, American Horticulture Society
"A must-have for novice gardeners, and an invaluable resource for more experience gardeners looking to expand or improve their wildlife garden. It is well written, applicable throughout California, easy to understand, and has stunning photographs." - Carolyn Martus, Fremontia
“A practical and readable guide for turning backyard gardens into sanctuaries for birds and bees and beneficial insects. Bauer, who has taught classes for the San Francisco Botanical Garden, the master gardeners and other groups, calls on readers to consider the intricate relationship between plans and wildlife, and the role humans can take as steward rather than manipulator, of those relationships.” - Press Democrat