Book Suggestions

Direct Quotes

Below are some of our favorite quotes about pollinators and ways to create an environment that support these beneficial animals.

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"A healthy garden promotes a wide variety of beneficial insects."
"Remove the use of pesticides in your yard whenever possible.  When treatment is absolutely necessary, apply when the target plant is not in bloom or at night to reduce pollinator contact with wet chemicals."
"Native bees are a hidden treasure. From alpine meadows in the national forests of the Rocky Mountains to the Sonoran Desert in the Coronado National Forest in Arizona and from the boreal forests of the Tongass National Forest in Alaska to the Ocala National Forest in Florida, bees can be found anywhere in North America, where flowers bloom. From forests to farms, from cities to wildlands, there are 4,000 native bee species in the United States, from the tiny Perdita minima to large carpenter bees."  
References and Recommended Reading List
These books, scientific papers, and websites have been essential in our education in supporting and fostering pollinators. We hope that you find them to be as beneficial as pollinators themselves! 
American Bats: Online Activity Guide. National Wildlife Federation. Web. June 2017.
Dolezal, Robert J. Birds in your Backyard: Guide to Creating a Garden Sanctuary. San Diego, CA: Thunder Bay, 2017. Print.
Griffin, Brian L. The Orchard Mason Bee. Bellingham, WA. Knox Cellars Publishing; Second Edition. 2011. Print. 
Grissell, Eric. Bees, Wasps, and Ants: The Indispensable Role of Hymenoptera in Gardens. Portland, Or.: Timber, 2010. Print.
Hunter, Dave, and Jill Lightner. Mason Bee Revolution: How the Hardest Working Bee Can save the World One Backyard at a Time. Seattle, WA: Skipstone, 2016. Print. 
Moisset, Beatriz  Ph.D. abd Stephen Buchmann, Ph.D. Bee Basics: An Introduction to Our Native Bee. A USDA Forest Service and Pollinator Partnership Publication. Illustrations by Steve Buchanan.
Ransome, Hilda M. The Sacred Bee: In Ancient times and Folklore. Bridgewater. 1986. Print.
Williams, Paul H., Robbin W. Thorp, Leif Richardson, and Sheila Colla. Bumble Bees of North America: An Identification Guide. Princeton: Princeton UP, 2014. Print.
Wilson, Joseph S., and Olivia Messinger Carril. The Bees in Your Backyard: A Guide to North America's Bees. Princeton, NJ: Princeton UP, 2016. Print.