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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!

Our current featured member is Don Leaon of St. Cloud, Minnesota. Don has been a loyal Xerces member since 2019. Upon retirement, Don’s interest in invertebrate conservation took flight while taking classes to become a Master Naturalist at the University of Minnesota. It was there that he learned about the Minnesota Bee Atlas and began volunteering submissions in earnest.

Inspired, Don and his wife set out to create more habitat in their own yard, where they have established a plethora of native plants, flowers, and native grasses. Instead of a large lawn to maintain, they now enjoy overseeing an oasis of habitat for invertebrates and other wildlife.

Don says, “I have learned from Xerces that we can all make a difference and that collectively that difference is significant. I think perhaps one of the best things any of us can do is to plant native wildflowers, shrubs, and trees to provide habitat for invertebrates and to share our knowledge and interest in invertebrates with others.”

Don has been kind enough to share with us an array of beautiful photos from their garden, documenting the diversity of life that can be possible with just a few years of habitat restoration. See some of Don’s favorite invertebrates in the images below.


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

Xerces books and our popular Pollinator Habitat sign are available for a donation through our online Gift Center. 

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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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