Strengthen the eco-system! (4 stars)
When I bought my house 7+ years ago I absolutely hated how unfriendly the yard was to pollinators. There was NOTHING to support them and I've considered them to be a vital part of the eco-system since I was a small child. I've spent each spring and summer working hard to provide what they need to combat the desert that is my neighborhood. One of my biggest challenges has been living in a dry, frigid climate. This book was tremendously educational and helped me find some new options to add once the weather permits.
If you love bees as much as I do but have had similar concerns and troubles this is a great resource to tap.
Notes: Review copy received via NetGalley.
100 Plants to Feed the Bees by The Xerces Society
Gardening, Environment, Eco, Green Living, Conservation, Insects
Digital/Print (240 pages, STOREY)
The international bee crisis is threatening our global food supply, but this user-friendly field guide shows what you can do to help protect our pollinators. The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation offers browsable profiles of 100 common flowers, herbs, shrubs, and trees that attract bees, butterflies, moths, and hummingbirds. The recommendations are simple: sow seeds for some plants — such as basil, rhododendron, and blueberries — and simply don’t mow down abundant native species, including aster, goldenrod, and milkweed. 100 Plants to Feed the Bees will empower homeowners, landscapers, apartment dwellers — anyone with a scrap of yard or a window box — to protect our pollinators