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By The Xerces Society

ISBN-10: 1612128866

ISBN-13: 9781612128863

The foreign bee drawback is threatening our worldwide foodstuff offer, yet this elementary box consultant indicates what you are able to do to assist safeguard our pollinators. The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation bargains browsable profiles of a hundred universal plants, herbs, shrubs, and timber that allure bees, butterflies, moths, and hummingbirds. The thoughts are basic: sow seeds for a few crops — comparable to basil, rhododendron, and blueberries — and easily don’t mow down plentiful local species, together with aster, goldenrod, and milkweed. 100 crops to Feed the Bees will empower householders, landscapers, residence dwellers — a person with a scrap of backyard or a window field — to guard our pollinators.

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W E S T C O A S T A N N UA L , EXPOSURE SOIL MOISTURE Sun Average to dry 57 » R E C O M M E N D E D S P E C I E S O R VA R IE T IE S Globe gilia C losely related bird’s eye gilia (Gilia tricolor) looks nothing like globe gilia but is nonetheless a good bee plant. It’s available from some wildflower seed vendors. USE S N O TA B L E F L O W E R V I S I T O R S Wildflower meadow/ prairie restoration and small wasps. 6 m) Native Wildflowers « 58 17. ) G the most important late-season pollinator plants.

Pycnostachya), the smaller cylindrical (L. cylindrica), marsh (L. spicata), and rough (L. aspera) are all excellent selections. N O TA B L E F L O W E R V I S I T O R S Blazing stars are highly attractive to long- and short-tongued bumble bees and butterflies. Meadow blazing star (Liatris ligulistylis) attracts monarch butterflies in striking numbers. Caterpillar host plant for the pink-colored bleeding flower moth (Schinia sanguinea). 8 m) Blazing star R E C O M M E N D E D S P E C I E S O R VA R IE T IE S 37 » S O U T H E R N P L A I N S bumble bee (Bombus fraternus) foraging blazing star.

USE S N O TA B L E F L O W E R V I S I T O R S Wildflower meadow/ prairie restoration and small wasps. 6 m) Native Wildflowers « 58 17. ) G the most important late-season pollinator plants. Honey bees frequently collect large amounts of goldenrod nectar prior to winter; other bees use the pollen to provision late-season nests. Many beekeepers in the Northeast depend on goldenrod as their colonies’ primary winter food source and often report honey gains of 50 to 80 pounds per colony. Goldenrod honey is typically dark, thick, somewhat pungent in aroma, and quick to granulate.

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