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The Xerces Society is a science-based conservation organization that promotes pollinator health, endangered species conservation, and pesticide-free habitat.

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The Xerces Society is a 501 (c)3 non-profit. Your gifts are tax-deductible.

Celebrating Xerces Members

Member Spotlight

Members of the Xerces Society not only provide financial support, but also lend their unique personalities, interests, and efforts to our community, and to the cause of invertebrate conservation. From cultivating home pollinator gardens, to giving talks in their communities, to sharing their enthusiasm for invertebrates through photography, to simply being the wonderful people they are, they⁠—you⁠—are making a difference!

“Sitting on the back porch with my breakfast tea, I can feel that the June day is warming up. Every morning I sit here on the porch and survey the deep green of the lawn, the flower beds edging it in a half-moon curve, the tall oaks a mass of shimmering green in the background. My domain.”

- "A Garden is a Lovesome Thing" Life in Bloom: The Art of Living Fully, Essays by Marjorie Rachlin

Marjorie Rachlin became fascinated with invertebrates while volunteering as an Invertebrate Exhibit Interpreter at the National Zoo, where she shared the amazing world of invertebrates with adults and children alike. She was a passionate gardener, birder, art collector and labor educator. At age ninety, Marjorie began a column, "Backyard Nature," for the local online neighborhood news.

Marjorie was a dedicated member of the Xerces Society since 2003, helping us grow and thrive into the organization we are today. In her passing, Marjorie left Xerces a legacy gift that will allow Xerces to continue to protect the animals that were so important to her. We thank Marjorie’s family for sharing with us a collection of photos and essays that celebrate Marjorie’s vibrant life, The Art of Living Fully*. We are grateful that Marjorie was a part of our community and we look forward to seeing through her incredible legacy.

*"Backyard Nature: Snug as a bug in an 'insect hotel'” originally appeared in Forest Hills Connection on 12/06/2018 and "Backyard Nature: Insects produce the backyard symphony of August" originally appeared in Forest Hills Connection on 08/20/2021


Take a look through the beauty and conservation efforts of some of our wonderful members!

Past Member Spotlights

Wings Magazine

Members receive a hard copy of our biannual publication Wings: Essays on Invertebrate Conservation.


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Xerces Update

Recent donors will receive our twice-annual mailed newsletter, Xerces Update.


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Xerces Gift Center

Items available as a thank-you gift for your tax-deductible donation include Xerces books and our popular Pollinator Habitat sign.


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(855) 232-6639, ext. 2

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Donations and membership renewals may be mailed to:

The Xerces Society
P.O. Box 97387
Washington, DC 20090-7387

Tax ID Number 51-0175253

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