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100 Plants to Feed the Bees

Provide a Healthy Habitat to Help Pollinators Thrive

By Xerces Society

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Format: Paperback, 240 pages
Other Information: full colour photographs and illustrations
Published In: United States, 01 January 2017
100 Plants to Save the Bees highlights the best species to attract and sustain honey bees, bumble bees, and other native bees and pollinators. Nectar rich and/or high value pollen plants will include varieties of native wildflowers, garden plants, native trees and shrubs, and native as well as non native bee pasture plants from alfalfa to vetch. Full colour photographs of the plant in bloom - many featuring bees busy at work - are accompanied by at a glance information including which pollinators the plant attracts and all the necessary planting data. Regional and seasonal planting guidelines ensure everyone can plant at the right time and in the right place to save their bees.

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Bees along with other pollinators, are essential to food production and ultimately human life, and their survival is in critical position. One of the simplest ways we can help ensure their future is by providing and protecting the plants they thrive on. In an at a glance, photo driven format, 100 Plants to Save the Bees presents 100 nectar and pollen rich plants that home gardeners can cultivate to create a more bee friendly world and turn their back gardens, fields, and vacant lots into pollinator paradises.

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2017 GWA Media Awards Silver Medal winner "A wonderful and much-needed book that will inspire and inform the creation of bee-friendly wildflower gardens. Perhaps we can turn our gardens, neighborhoods, towns, and cities into vast, colorful havens for bees, butterflies, and other vital insects!" -- Dave Goulson, biologist, founder of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, and author of A Sting in the Tale "If you're ready to help save the bees, this is a great place to start. No matter where you live, this well-organized companion shows you the best plants to use." -- Joe Lamp'l, creator, executive producer, and host of Growing a Greener World(R) "The ever-helpful Xerces Society shows us how to bring back our threatened species, one gorgeous garden at a time. Everybody wins!" -- Dar Williams, singer, songwriter, and environmental activist -A wonderful and much-needed book that will inspire and inform the creation of bee-friendly wildflower gardens. Perhaps we can turn our gardens, neighborhoods, towns, and cities into vast, colorful havens for bees, butterflies, and other vital insects!- -- Dave Goulson, biologist, founder of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, and author of A Sting in the Tale -If you're ready to help save the bees, this is a great place to start. No matter where you live, this well-organized companion shows you the best plants to use.- -- Joe Lamp'l, creator, executive producer, and host of Growing a Greener World(R) -The ever-helpful Xerces Society shows us how to bring back our threatened species, one gorgeous garden at a time. Everybody wins!- -- Dar Williams, singer, songwriter, and environmental activist "A wonderful and much-needed book that will inspire and inform the creation of bee-friendly wildflower gardens. Perhaps we can turn our gardens, neighborhoods, towns, and cities into vast, colorful havens for bees, butterflies, and other vital insects!" -- Dave Goulson, biologist, founder of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, and author of A Sting in the Tale "If you're ready to help save the bees, this is a great place to start. No matter where you live, this well-organized companion shows you the best plants to use." -- Joe Lamp'l, creator, executive producer, and host of Growing a Greener World(R) "The ever-helpful Xerces Society shows us how to bring back our threatened species, one gorgeous garden at a time. Everybody wins!" -- Dar Williams, singer, songwriter, and environmental activist A wonderful and much-needed book that will inspire and inform the creation of bee-friendly wildflower gardens. Perhaps we can turn our gardens, neighborhoods, towns, and cities into vast, colorful havens for bees, butterflies, and other vital insects! Dave Goulson, biologist, founder of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, and author of A Sting in the Tale If you re ready to help save the bees, this is a great place to start. No matter where you live, this well-organized companion shows you the best plants to use. Joe Lamp l, creator, executive producer, and host of Growing a Greener World(r) The ever-helpful Xerces Society shows us how tobring back our threatened species, one gorgeous garden at a time. Everybody wins! Dar Williams, singer, songwriter, and environmental activist "

EAN: 9781612127019
ISBN: 1612127010
Publisher: Storey Publishing LLC
Dimensions: 20.07 x 14.99 x 1.52 centimetres (0.34 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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