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 browsable profiles of 100 common flowers, herbs, shrubs, and trees that support bees, butterflies, moths, and hummingbirds. The recommendations are simple: pick the right plants for pollinators, protect them from pesticides, and provide abundant blooms throughout the growing season by mixing perennials with herbs and annuals! 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.
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About the Author
The Xerces Society is a nonprofit organization 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 Feed the Bees, Farming with Native Beneficial Insects, and Attracting Native Pollinators.
Table of Contents
Preface: What's Old Is New Plants and Pollinators: An Overview Pollinators and Pesticides Icon Key1 Native Wildflowers Anise Hyssop, Giant Hyssop Aster Beebalm Black-Eyed Susan Blanketflower Blazing Star Blue Curls Blue Vervain California Poppy Clarkia Coreopsis Culver's Root Cup Plant, Compass Plant, Rosinweed Figwort Fireweed Globe Gilia Goldenrod Gumweed Ironweed Joe-Pye Weed, Boneset Lobelia Lupine Meadowfoam Milkweed Mountainmint Native Thistle Penstemon Phacelia Prairie Clover Purple Coneflower Rattlesnake Master, Eryngo Rocky Mountain Bee Plant Salvia Selfheal Sneezeweed Spiderwort Sunflower Waterleaf Wild Buckwheat Wild Geranium Wild Indigo Wingstem Wood Mint2 Native Trees and Shrubs Acacia Basswood Blackberry, Raspberry Black Locust Blueberry Buckwheat Tree Buttonbush Chamise Coyotebrush False Indigo, Leadplant Golden Currant Inkberry Madrone Magnolia Manzanita Mesquite Ocean Spray Oregon Grape Rabbitbrush Redbud Rhododendron Rose Saw Palmetto Serviceberry Sourwood Steeplebush, Meadowsweet Toyon Tulip Tree Tupelo Wild Lilac Willow Yerba Santa3 Introduced Trees and Shrubs Orange Plum, Cherry, Almond, Peach4 Introduced Herbs and Ornamentals Basil Borage Catnip Coriander Cosmos Hyssop Lavender Mint Oregano Rosemary Russian Sage Thyme5 Native and Nonnative Bee Pasture Plants Alfalfa Buckwheat Clover Cowpea Mustard Partridge Pea Radish Sainfoin Scarlet Runner Bean Sweetclover Vetch Average Number of Flower and Herb Seeds per Pound
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Though a slim text, this is an excellent resource to take to the garden center when choosing plants. The information is concise. The photographs are beautiful and truly representative of the plants. The author also indicates which plants attract butterflies, hummingbirds, and moths. It is the all in one resource I’ve been seeking for years. There are also helpful planting tips for making your garden as attractive to pollinators as possible.