Protecting Pollinators explores why the statistics have become so dire and how they can be reversed. Jodi Helmer breaks down the latest science on environmental threats and takes readers inside the most promising conservation initiatives. Efforts include famers reducing pesticides, cities creating butterfly highways, volunteers ripping up invasive plants, gardeners planting native flowers, and citizen scientists monitoring migration.
Along with inspiring stories of revival and lessons from failed projects, readers will find practical tips to get involved. They will also be reminded of the magic of pollinators—not only the iconic monarch and dainty hummingbird, but the drab hawk moth and homely bats that are just as essential. Without pollinators, the world would be a duller, blander place. Helmer shows how we can make sure they are always fluttering, soaring, and buzzing around us.
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Table of Contents
Introduction Chapter 1. Bees and Beyond Chapter 2. No Place Like Home Chapter 3. Taming Toxics Chapter 4. The Need for Native Plants Chapter 5. Lessons from a Warming Planet Chapter 6. Helping without Hurting Chapter 7. Stand Up and Be Counted
Acknowledgments Selected Bibliography Index