Attracting Native Pollinators

Attracting Native Pollinators

Protecting North America's Bees and Butterflies : the Xerces Society Guide

Book - 2011
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With the recent decline of the European honey bee, it is more important than ever to encourage the activity of other native pollinators to keep your flowers beautiful and your grains and produce plentiful. In Attracting Native Pollinators, you’ll find ideas for building nesting structures and creating a welcoming habitat for an array of diverse pollinators that includes not only bees, but butterflies, moths, and more. Take action and protect North America’s food supply for the future, while at the same time enjoying a happily bustling landscape.

A complete action plan to protect bees, wasps, butterflies, moths, flies, and some beetles by providing flowering habitat and nesting sites.

Baker & Taylor
Protect the Pollinators That Help Feed the World: 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.

Book News
The Xerces Society, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of pollinators, offers a comprehensive guide to creating inviting habitats for the bees, butterflies, wasps, flies, moths, and beetles who pollinate over 70 percent of North America's flowering plants. Native bees, particularly, are discussed in-depth with information on establishing nesting sites and foraging areas, conservation on farms and in natural areas, and reducing the impact of land management practices on pollinators. Replete with stunning color photographs on every page, the resource includes sample garden plans, regional plant lists for pollinator gardens, a list of butterfly host plants, a pictorial guide to native bees, and extensive additional resources. This impressive reference should prove invaluable to gardeners, orchardists, farmers, park managers, and others responsible for the maintenance of green spaces. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: North Adams, MA : Storey Pub., c2011
ISBN: 9781603426954
Branch Call Number: 631.52 Att
Characteristics: xi, 371 p. : col. ill
Additional Contributors: Mader, Eric 1972-
Xerces Society
Alternative Title: Native pollinators


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