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As a science-based organization, the Xerces Society produces dozens of publications annually, all of which employ the best available research to guide effective conservation efforts. Our publications range from guidelines for land managers, to brochures offering overviews of key concepts related to invertebrate conservation, from books about supporting pollinators in farmland, to region-specific plant lists. We hope that whatever you are seeking—whether it's guidance on making a home or community garden pollinator-friendly, advice on developing a local pesticide reduction strategy, or detailed information on restoring habitat—you will find it here!

 

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Enhancing Our Communities by Supporting Native Pollinators in Our Parks and Other Public Spaces

Plants and wildlife, including pollinators, can thrive in the seemingly inhospitable environment of towns and cities. Studies done from around the country have shown that dozens of species of bees can be found in gardens and parks in areas that are dominated by hardscapes such as Berkeley, California, and East Harlem in New York. In some cases, towns and cities are also important strongholds for rare species like the rusty patched bumble bee. 

This insectary cover crop field trial was part of a larger project involving the design and implementation of specific insectary habitat features, such as field borders or cover crops, and measuring some of the resource benefits of these features.  Click the following links to read additional California habitat trial reports:

Insectary Wildlife Habitat Trial: California Mixed Vegetable Farm

This insectary cover crop field trial was part of a larger project involving the design and implementation of specific insectary habitat features, such as field borders or cover crops, where we measured the diverse resource benefits of these features.  Click the following links to read additional California habitat trial reports:

Insectary Cover Crop Trial - California Almond Orchard

This field trial was part of a larger project which involved designing and implementing specific insectary habitat features, such as field borders or cover crops, and measuring some of the resource benefits of these features.  Click the following links to read additional California habitat trial reports:

Insectary Cover Crop Trial - California Almond Orchard

Our donor newsletter that includes news and information about Xerces' programs and conservation work.
Protecting Aquatic Ecosystems

This fact sheet explores how ubiquitous insecticide seed treatments threaten water quality throughout the Midwest, focusing on the most commonly used neonicotinoid insecticides. It also discusses how disposal of excess treated seed can impact waterways and communities, and how we can all address these threats.

Information about the contents of and how to plant the 2021 Santa Fe pollinator habitat kits.

Create a Healthy Habitat to Sustain America’s Most Beloved Butterfly
100 Plants to Feed the Bees provides at-a-glance profiles of plants that provide monarchs with nourishment. The listed plants are all commercially available, and range from milkweeds to flowering plants, shrubs, and trees that provide nectar for the adult butterfly, including those that sustain monarchs in their great migration.