This user-friendly field guide shows what you can do to help protect the Earth's pollinators. 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" offers spectacular photography and profiles of 100 common flowers, herbs, shrubs, and trees that support bees, butterflies, moths, and hummingbirds. Each plant profile includes which pollinators visit the plant, the quality of honey the nectar produces, when it blooms, how best to use it in the landscape, and planting tips.
"100 Plants to Feed the Bees" will empower homeowners, landscapers, apartment dwellers — anyone with a scrap of yard or a window box — to protect pollinators and transform backyards, farms, and community spaces into thriving pollinator habitats.
This field guide, written by the Xerces Society, identifies the flowers, trees, shrubs, and herbs that honey bees and other pollinators need and desire most. The Xerces Society is a nonprofit organization based in Portland, Oregon, that protects wildlife through the conservation of invertebrates and their habitat and is considered the global authority on the subject.
Hardcover; 240 pages; book dimension 6 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches