By The Xerces Society
Bees, wasps, butterflies, moths, flies, and some beetles pollinate more than 70% of flowering plants, but North America’s native pollinators face multiple threats to their health and habitat. This guide is divided into 4 detailed sections with vivid photographs and dozens of illustrations. Information includes: the value of pollinators, natural history and habitat needs of bees, butterflies, flies, beetles, and wasps, ways to help pollinators create nest sites and safe foraging areas, guidance on conserving pollinators in all kinds of landscapes, how to identify the more abundant and important bee species, and how various kinds of land, including urban gardens, suburban parks, and farms, can be enhanced to support diverse pollinator populations. Sample planting designs and fifty pages of illustrated plant lists facilitate selection of the best plants for any region. Offering a complete action plan for protecting these pollinators, it’s a must for everyone who values the future of the natural world.
Paperback – 371 pp