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The Xerces Society: New Book + Wildflowers = Action for Bees

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  • Matthew Shepherd
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      NEW POLLINATOR BOOK
      + WILDFLOWER SEED
      = ACTION FOR BEES

      The Xerces Society's new book, Attracting Native Pollinators, is now available. Combine this with wildflower seed from the Society's new online Conservation Seed Store or a Bumble Bee Garden Kit, and you have everything you need to take action for North America's bees.

      ATTRACTING NATIVE POLLINATORS 

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      Attracting Native Pollinators provides the recipes for pollinator conservation in any location. Within its more than 380, fully illustrated pages, the book features:
      • Guidelines on how to select and establish the best nectar-and pollen-rich wildflowers for your region,
      • Construction plans for egg-laying or nesting sites,
      • Information on how to care for your garden, farm, park, or natural area in a way that creates the greatest benefit for bees, butterflies, and other pollinators,
      • A guide to common bees of North America,
      • Detailed lists of butterfly host plants, and
      • Design diagrams for urban gardens, office parks, roadsides, and other landscapes!

      Attracting Native Pollinators, published by Storey Publishing, is coauthored by Xerces Society staff and Dr. Gretchen LeBuhn of the Great Sunflower Project. It features a foreword by MacArthur Award recipient Dr. Marla Spivak.

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      CONSERVATION SEED STORE 

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      When you are ready to take the next step, the Xerces Society's new online Conservation Seed Store can provide you with quality ingredients to realize your plans. Working with leading wildflower seed producers in each region of the United States, the Society developed pre-mixed blends of some of the best pollen and nectar plants available. Local seed that is not treated with pesticides is used wherever possible. Currently, the Seed Store offers only larger quantities of seed (suitable for habitat enhancement projects) but garden clubs, master gardeners, or groups of friends can benefit from the wholesale pricing by buying together and dividing the seed. Additional selection and packet sizes are coming soon, including small garden packets and butterfly host plants.

        

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      BUMBLE BEE GARDEN KITS 

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      For gardens, the Society also offers the Bumble Bee Garden Kit. This 38-plant collection includes ten of North America's best bumble bee flowers, species such as purple coneflower, purple prairie clover, bottle gentian, wild bergamot, and New England aster, as well as a native bunch grass to provide potential nest sites. When mature, the plants will cover about 40 square feet. Suitable for garden settings (as opposed to natural areas) in most of the country, the kit will provide bloom from spring to fall, supporting bumble bees throughout their active season. The Bumble Bee Garden Kit can be ordered through Earth Day (April 22) for shipment during National Pollinator Week (June 20 - 26) 2011.

      Read More or Purchase >

      Additional information about Attracting Native Pollinators, the online Conservation Seed Store, and Bumble Bee Garden Kits is available at www.xerces.org or 1-855-232-6639.
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      Long-horned bee (Melissodes) on purple coneflower, by Mace Vaughan
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