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Attracting native pollinators : protecting North America's bees and butterflies : the Xerces Society guide

Author: Eric Lee-Mäder; Xerces Society.
Publisher: North Adams, MA : Storey Pub., ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Lee-Mäder; Xerces Society.
ISBN: 9781603426954 1603426957
OCLC Number: 535495615
Description: xi, 371 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: pt. 1: Pollinators and Pollination : Why care about pollinators? ; The biology of pollination ; Meet the pollinators ; Threats to pollinators .--
pt. 2: Taking Action : Strategies to help pollinators ; Providing foraging habitat ; Reducing impact of land management practices on pollinators ; Nesting and egg-laying sites for pollinators ; Pupation and overwintering sites ; Home, school, and community gardens ; Pollinator conservation on farms ; Pollinator conservation in natural areas ; Urban greenspaces, parks, and golf courses ; Special considerations for other landscapes ; Grassroots action. --
pt. 3: Bees of North America : Bees are everywhere ; The name game ; Family matters ; Watching bees and other flower visitors. --
pt. 4: Creating a Pollinator-Friendly Landscape : Sample gardens ; Recommended pollinator and butterfly host plants.
Responsibility: Eric Mader [and others].

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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.

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