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Merchandise



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  • Pollinator Habitat Sign 
  • Produced by the Xerces Society, this durable 9″ x 12″ aluminum habitat sign is designed for outdoor use. You can hang it in your garden, on your farm, in a park, or anywhere you have habitat. The sign has two holes for hanging, but does not include a post or hardware. Habitat signs ordered on their own do not qualify for Media Mail shipping and may be sent by Priority Mail. $25 to U.S. addresses, $45 to international addresses

Books



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  • 100 Plants to Feed the Bees
  • By The Xerces Society
  • The first simple step toward protecting our pollinators is to provide the flowers they need, using no pesticides. This field guide identifies the plants that honey bees and native bees – as well as butterflies, moths, and hummingbirds – find most nutritious, including flowers, trees, shrubs, herbs, and pasture plants. Paperback, 239 pages, $17 to U.S. addresses, $37 to international addresses.


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  • Attracting Native Pollinators: Protecting North America’s Bees and Butterflies
  • By The Xerces Society
  • Attracting Native Pollinators provides dramatically expanded breadth and detail, reflecting the latest understanding about creating and managing pollinator habitat. Illustrated with hundreds of color photographs and dozens of specially created illustrations this book is divided into four sections: pollinators and pollination, taking action, bees of North America, and creating a pollinator-friendly landscape. Read more. Paperback, 380 pages, $25 to U.S. addresses, $45 to international addresses


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  • Gardening for Butterflies
  • By The Xerces Society
  • Gardening for Butterflies introduces readers to a variety of butterflies that need help and provides suggestions for native plants to attract them, habitat designs to help them thrive, and garden practices to accommodate all their stages of life. Home gardeners will learn how to design a butterfly garden, no matter the size of their space. Paperback, 288 pages, $22 to U.S. addresses, $42 to international addresses


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  • Farming with Native Beneficial Insects
  • By The Xerces Society
  • This comprehensive guide shows you how to create a farm or garden habitat that will attract beneficial insects and thereby reduce crop damage from pests without the use of pesticides. Read more. Paperback, 272 pages, $22 to U.S. addresses, $42 to international addresses


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  • Managing Alternative Pollinators: A Handbook for Beekeepers, Growers, and Conservationists
  • By Eric Mader, Marla Spivak, and Elaine Evans
  • First of its kind, step-by-step, full color guide for rearing and managing bumblebees, mason bees, leafcutter bees, and other honey-bee pollinator alternatives. In-depth information on nest construction, parasite and disease management, habitat conservation, IPM for beekeepers, and more. Color photos, 162 pages, paperback, $24 to U.S. addresses, $44 to international addresses


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  • Conserving Bumble Bees: Guidelines for Creating and Managing Habitat for America’s Declining Pollinators
  • By Rich Hatfield, Sarina Jepsen, Eric Mader, Scott Hoffman Black, and Matthew Shepherd
  • Highlights the important role that bumble bees play in plant pollination, details the threats they face, and provides information on how land managers can create, restore, and enhance high quality habitat. Also includes an identification guide to some common and imperiled species and lists of important bumble bee plants. Read more or download the PDF. $10 to U.S. addresses, $26 to international addresses


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  • How Neonicotinoids Can Kill Bees: The science behind the role these insecticides play in harming bees.
  • By Jennifer Hopwood, Aimee Code, Mace Vaughan, David Biddinger, Matthew Shepherd, Scott Hoffman Black, Eric Mader, and Celeste Mazzacano.
  • Neonicotinoids are a group of insecticides used widely on farms and in urban landscapes. They are absorbed by plants and can be present in pollen and nectar, making them toxic to bees. Four years ago there was uncertainty about the impact these insecticides were having on bees. Research published since then clearly shows how neonicotinoids are killing bees or changing their behaviors.In this report, we present an overview of research that clearly documents neonicotinoid impacts on bees. The report also covers what can be inferred from existing research, and identifies knowledge gaps that will need to be filled to allow for better-informed decisions about the future use and regulation of these chemicals.Read more or download the PDF. $15 to U.S. addresses, $35 to international addresses


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  • Beyond the Birds and the Bees: Effects of Neonicotinoid Insecticides on Agriculturally Important Beneficial Insects
  • By Jennifer Hopwood, Scott Hoffman Black, Mace Vaughan, and Eric Mader
  • This report provides a comprehensive review of published articles and pulls together the growing body of research that demonstrates risks from neonicotinoids to these beneficial insects. Read more or download the PDF. $10 to U.S. addresses, $26 to international addresses

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  • Farming for Bees: Guidelines for Providing Native Bee Habitat on Farms
  • By Mace Vaughan, Jennifer Hopwood, Eric Lee-Mader, Matthew Shepherd, Claire Kremen, Anne Stine, and Scott Hoffman Black
  • Fourth edition, revised in 2015. These guidelines are designed to help growers and conservationists protect, enhance, and restore habitat for native bees. Inside, you will find advice on how to recognize native bee habitat, simple changes land managers can make to protect their bees, how to choose sites and plants for restoration, how to construct nests for bees, and much more. Read more or download the free PDF. $10 to U.S. addresses, $34 to international addresses


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  • Milkweeds: A Conservation Practitioner’s Guide. Plant Ecology, Seed Production Methods, and Habitat Restoration Opportunities
  • Monarch butterflies need milkweed. However, like many other native plant species, milkweeds are disappearing from the landscape in the wake of urban development and agricultural intensification. This guide shows how to bring back our milkweeds and restore habitat for monarch butterflies. Read more or download the free PDF. $24 to U.S. addresses, $48 to international addresses


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  • Habitat Planning for Beneficial Insects
  • Beneficial insects are integral to healthy agricultural ecosystems and to our environment. This publication outlines the ecology of many native beneficial insect groups and highlights recommended strategies for conservation biological control—the practice of providing habitat for insects that attack crop pests. Read more or download the free PDF. $15 to U.S. addresses, $35 to international addresses


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  • Pollinator Management for Organic Seed Producers
  • More than 80% of the world’s flowering plants depend upon insect pollinators to produce seed; this includes more than two thirds of all agricultural plants. Because of this, bees and other pollinators are an obvious concern for seed producers. Read more or download the PDF. $10 to U.S. addresses, $26 to international addresses

Identification Guides



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  • Macroinvertebrates of the Pacific Northwest
  • This field guide is printed on durable, water resistant paper. The images in this guide are representative of 56 common and readily visible groups of macroinvertebrates encountered in wadeable streams of the Pacific Northwest. General information is included on the identification and natural history of each group. Most images are entire organisms. Comes with a free CD Rom compatible with PC computers. If you would like multiple copies of this guide for free for educational purposes, please call us at 855-232-6639. We would be happy to share them with you. Read more or download for free. $9 to U.S. addresses, $19 to international addresses


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  • Freshwater Mussels of the Pacific Northwest, 2nd Edition
  • By Ethan Jay Nedeau, Allan K. Smith, Jen Stone, and Sarina Jepsen.
  • This guide provides basic identification, distribution, life history and conservation information for each of the seven species of freshwater mussels native to the Pacific Northwest. If you would like multiple copies of this guide for free for educational purposes, please call us at 855-232-6639. We would be happy to share them with you. Read more or download the PDF. Individual orders are $5 to U.S. addresses, $15 to international addresses

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