Fact Sheets

About the Xerces Society

The Xerces Society For Invertebrate Conservation
This two-page fact sheet gives an overview of the Xerces Society’s core programs, mission, and accomplishments to date.

Pollinator Conservation Program
A two-page summary of the Xerces Society’s Pollinator Conservation Program and its key accomplishments.

Pollinator Conservation

Pollinator Plant Lists and Other Resources

Pollinator Plant Lists

For other regional pollinator resources, please use our Pollinator Conservation Resource Center.

Bee Nests

How to make and maintain nests for native bees.


Native Pollinators on the Farm: What’s in it for Growers?
An overview of the contribution native bees make to crop pollination, and their value to agriculture.

The following three fact sheets provide detailed information on the unique relationships between each of these crops and their pollinators, lists of the most important native bees that visit each crop, and steps that can be taken to protect or enhance habitat for these vital pollinators. The content for each sheet is based on field research conducted by Dr. Claire Kremen (University of California, Berkeley), Dr. Neal Williams and Nikki Nicola.

Assessing the Pollination of Your Watermelon
Eastern U.S.A.

Western U.S.A.

Agroforesty Notes

An overview of how to provide habitat for crop-pollinating native bees in agroforestry settings in four issues, including guidelines on providing forage and nest sites for native bees and reducing pesticide use.

Monarch Conservation

For monarch conservation resources please visit our monarch conservation pages.

Bumble Bee Conservation

For bumble bee conservation resources please visit our bumble bee conservation pages.


For a complete list of resources related to pollinators and roadside habitat click here.


Guidance to Protect Habitat from Pesticide Contamination.

This guidance document was designed to help growers, land managers, and others safeguard pollinator habitat from harmful pesticide contamination.

How to Help Your Community Create an Effective Mosquito Management Plan: A Xerces Society Guide.

This guide will help you learn more about mosquitoes and the diverse wetland communities in which they play an important part, and give you the resources and information you need to work for the adoption of safe, effective methods of mosquito management in the places where you live and play.

Protecting California’s Waters from Neonicotinoid Contamination.

This fact sheet summarizes Xerces’ findings from our report, Neonicotinoids in California’s Surface Waters. It examines the risks to rivers and streams, as well as other ecosystems, and recommends that regulators take action now to address the issue in the state.

Protecting Pollinators from Pesticides: Fungicide Impacts on Pollinators.

From large farms to small backyard gardens, many people use fungicides to control plant pathogens. While insecticides have long been recognized as a threat to bees and other beneficial insects, fungicides have generally been assumed to be relatively harmless. Though most fungicide exposures won’t kill a bee immediately, a growing body of research suggests that some fungicides can cause subtle yet significant harm.