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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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Native Bees and Butterflies
These guidelines were developed to assist with surveying and monitoring for native bee and butterfly diversity and abundance. The guide includes a straightforward sampling protocol that can be conducted with minimal training and time, and includes guidance on identifying different groups of bees and butterflies.

Developed for community scientists (sometimes referred to as "citizen scientists") to document how native bee communities change through time in pollinator habitats. It includes an introduction to bee identification, an overview of biology, tools for identifying different groups of bees, and observation datasheets.

Developed for citizen scientists to document how native bee communities change through time in pollinator habitats. It includes an introduction to bee identification, an overview of biology, tools for identifying different groups of bees, and observation datasheets. A pocket guide is also available for use in the field.
Developed for citizen scientists to document how native bee communities change through time in pollinator habitats. It includes an introduction to bee identification, an overview of biology, tools for identifying different groups of bees, and observation datasheets. A pocket guide is also available for use in the field.
This U.S. Forest Service guide provides information to identify 30 bumble bee species found west of the Rockies.
This U.S. Forest Service guide provides information to identify 21 bumble bee species found east of the Mississippi river.
The Migratory Dragonfly Partnership (MDP) produced this printable online adult dragonfly identification guide to assist project participants in identifying common species.
Bombus affinis (3rd edition)
By Elaine Evans and The Xerces Society
Bombus terricola - 2nd edition
By Elaine Evans and the Xerces Society
Bombus occidentalis - (2nd edition)
By Elaine Evans and The Xerces Society