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NAME: Attracting Native Pollinators: Protecting North America's Bees & Butterflies AUTHOR: The Xerces Society DATE/ED: 2011 TIME: 384 pp SEC: Pollinators DESC: Eric Mader (the lead author) traveled around the world helping farmers to increase their yield, by increasing the pollinators. It's not just the bee that pollinates those flowers… This book covers the bees, butterflies, moths, wasps, beetles, and flies, showing the whole system of pollination from plant pollen to insect habitats, throughout the year. Very detailed information about native plants and the specific insects that pollinate them, and how to increaase the health and yield of your farm and garden. 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
Reviews from the web: This book has turned out to be one of my favorite "gardening" books. It is easy to read and gives a clear picture of the many species of invertebrate pollinators in need of conservation. I garden on a small urban lot, so I am striving to have a garden that is both attractive *and* good for pollinators, since I can't really set aside a dedicated area to allow to "run wild." I have found, much to my surprise, that many of the ideas and plant choices presented in this book are quite adaptable to my small garden. By using information from this book as well as searching plant catalogues for any mention of ornamental plants that are liked by bees or other insect pollinators, I was happy to see my garden buzzing with activity from early spring through late fall. I had 3 species of bumblebees, several types of solitary bees, honey bees (that flew in from area hives), great black wasps, hover flies, and the list goes on and on. I am in the early stages of the identification process but this book actually made me stop to think about what is flying around me in my area. Watching invertebrate pollinators is at least as fun as bird watching or other forms of wildlife watching! My next door neighbors on either side of me are also becoming fascinated by pollinators. - Ispahan, Chicago USA As a Master Gardener, I found this book an eye opener for me. It made me realize how important the whole cycle of pollinators are in our garden. We as gardeners often want things that are "bug less". It was an "ah hah" moment for me. All of God's animals have a place in our gardens. This book shows you the different types of pollinators with great pictures. This is a great treasure to have in any gardeners library. It is an easy read and informative at the same time. - Cindy Hoffman I have gardened all my life. And until this last few years, was blissfully unaware of both the wide range of species of animals, insects, spiders, etc that pollinate both our food crops and our beauty crops and the huge degree of dependence of our food crops and our flowers on those pollinators. This book fills that void beautifully. -- gt surber . PRICE: $29.95 WEIGHT: 2.28 lbs

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