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Attracting Native Pollinators: The Xerces Society Guide, Protecting North America's Bees and Butterflies Paperback – February 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 nonprofit organization based in Portland, Oregon, 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. They are the authors of 100 Plants to Feed the Bees, Farming with Native Beneficial Insects, and Attracting Native Pollinators.
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I am a civil engineer and also enjoy gardening. I actually bought this book for my teenage daughter who is doing her high school senior thesis paper on Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD).
This books does give some good information on CCD, though it is not the main topic, nor the only focus, of this book.
The book covers the value of various pollinators, as well as listing and describing the various pollinators such as (but not limited to): bees, wasps, flies, beetles, butterflies, moths, etc. (It does not include hummmingbirds or other vertebrae creatures, only non-marine invertebraes).
Just from perusing the text, it is very informative, in-depth, well-cited, broad in coverage, and has plenty of beautiful, full-color photos, some showing 'almost-microscopic' beauty of pollinators.
Whether you are a DIY'er (like me), or an educator, a researcher, farmer, advocate, government official, agriculturalist, you will find great value in this book.
As for me, I plan on using to help me properly prepare my yard for gardening, flowers, and to make it a great habitat for bees, butterflies, and other pollinators. For my daughter, she will be using it to do her research project on honey bees and CCD.
This book has been very helpful for me and my fellow volunteers to provide a quality presentation for elementary school children through 4-H at the Home and Garden Show this spring in Grand Rapids, Michigan! And it's gotten me excited in the process... and I'm a Master Gardener! We're even going to have an additional display table showcasing the different drilled nesting "bee boxes" for the children to see firsthand and that I'll be using in my garden!
The book is well written. It has the right lists, diagrams and pictures to help reestablish corners for the insects and animals so important in our lives. It has hundreds of suggestions of how to improve the habitat or our pollinators. The pictures are beautiful and informative. The detail and science are explained well, approachable by most adults with interests in gardening or farming.
An important book, with information and practices necessary if we are going to survive as a specie ourselves.