Insect pollinators are essential to the reproduction of many plants, but the destruction of their natural habitat has endangered many species, particularly butterflies and native bees. This book was created to guide efforts to protect these beneficial insects.
It explains the role of pollinators in the ecosystem and outlines the life cycle and feeding habits of bees, butterflies, moths, beetles and flies and how they are affected by pesticides, disruption of nesting areas and scarcity of food plants. It offers practical advice on how to incorporate pollinator habitats into gardens and other spaces.
Includes a field guide to North American bees with information about 29 species, an illustrated guide to helpful plants, and several sample layouts for pollinator-friendly gardens. An informative and useful guide to pollinator conservation.
Softcover, 7" × 10", 371 pages, 2011.