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Attracting Native Pollinators: The Xerces Society Guide to Conserving North American Bees and Butterflies and Their Habitat Paperback – Feb 26 2011
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Bees, wasps, butterflies, moths, flies, and some beetles pollinate more than 70 percent of flowering plants, but North America's native pollinators face multiple threats to their health and habitat. The Xerces Society offers a complete action plan of protecting these industrious animals by providing flowering habitat and nesting sites.
Providing Healthy Habitats for Pollinators:
Supports bountiful farm and garden harvests
Maintains healthy plant communities
Provides food for other wildlife
Beautifies your landscape with flower plants
"Precise, elegant, and thoughtful, the recommendations offered by the Xerces Society will become essential to advancing a healthy and diverse food-production system." - Gary Paul Nabhan, The Forgotten Pollinators and Renewing America's Food Traditions
"Here is the most comprehensive treatment yet of native pollinators, detailing natural history, ecological importance, taxonomy, conservation, and restoration of native pollinator communities. Attracting Native Pollinators belongs on the bookshelf to everyone who values the future of the natural world." - Douglas W. Tallamy, author, Bringing Nature Home
About the Author
The Xerces Society is a Portland, Oregon-based nonprofit organization that protects wildlife through the conservation of invertebrates and their habitat. Established in 1971, the Society is at the forefront of invertebrate protection worldwide, harnessing the knowledge of scientists and the enthusiasm of citizens to implement conservation programs. The Xerces Society website can be found at www.xerces.org.
Marla Spivak, PhD, is Distinguished McKnight Professor of Apiculture and Social Insects at the University of Minnesota. She was a 2010 MacArthur Fellow.
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The book has a thorough review of pollinator biology and lots of information to help various kinds of groups set up habitat for pollinators.
The text is written primarily for Americans but includes Canadian areas as well.
They all don't make honey, but are important for our food crops.
Every one with a garden should have one.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
There are also great pictures of bees in this book!
I docked one star because I got a bit bogged down in the early sections. I could tell the book was written by a committee, which meant that they stifled the enthusiasm they clearly felt about the subject to make the text more formal. In addition, the authors chose to turn the book into a textbook rather than an enthusiastic DIY guide, filling pages with encylopedia-like definitions of vocabulary that wasn't really necessary for the layman to know.
However, the photos are so stunning that they carried me through even the boring bits. In fact, I'd recommend buying the book for the photos alone --- garden porn!
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