100 Plants to Feed the Bees

100 Plants to Feed the Bees

Provide A Healthy Habitat to Help Pollinators Thrive

Paperback - 2016
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In an at-a-glance, photo-driven format, 100 Plants to Feed the Bees presents 100 nectar- and pollen-rich plants that home gardeners can cultivate to create a more bee-friendly world. The international bee crisis is threatening our global food supply, but this user-friendly field guide shows what you can do to help protect our pollinators. The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation offers brow sable profiles of 100 common flowers, herbs, shrubs, and trees that attract bees, butterflies, moths, and honeyeaters. The recommendations are simple: sow seeds for some plants, such as basil, rhododendron, and blueberries and simply don't mow down abundant native species, including aster, goldenrod, and milkweed. '100 Plants to Feed the Bees' will empower homeowners, landscapers, apartment dwellers, anyone with a scrap of yard or a window box to protect our pollinators. AUTHOR: The Xerces Society is a non-profit organisation 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 Save the Bees, Farming with Native Beneficial Insects, and Attracting Native Pollinators. SELLING POINTS: * Broad media attention has made the plight of honey bees - and the need for a solution to the pollinator crisis - widely known. By browsing the plant profiles from aster to lupine, plum trees to basil, and rhododendrons to buckwheat, readers will learn about the broad range of insects that pollinate our food and how essential their activities are. * Authoritative and high-visibility authorship. The Xerces Society has a strong international platform * Accessible information in an at-a-glance giftable package. This handy guide will appeal as a gift and as a practical guide with striking photos, highly browseable text, and at-a-glance format. Full colour
Publisher: North Adams, MA : Storey Publishing, [2016]
ISBN: 9781612127019
9781612128863
1612128866
Characteristics: 239 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Xerces Society

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Apr 24, 2017

Book tells which type of native bees may be enticed to your garden per plant type and what areas certain plant grow. A good reference book to have for native plants that attract varied pollinators as hummingbirds, native bees, honey bees, butterflies and moths. As someone keen on helping pollinators with native plants I joined the Edmonton Native Plant Group. I learned first hand how to plant native to our area plants and have had a tremendous increase in native pollinators in our tiny native to our area plant garden.

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