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.
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.
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"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