Pollinator Conservation: Links

Agriculture
Pollinator.com: plenty of information on bees, bee keeping, and crop pollination USDA Agricultural Research
Service article on alternative agricultural pollinators
Wildlife Habitat Council: Helps large landowners manage unused lands
The Xerces Society: Agriculture pollinator project
Biology
Bumble Boosters: a project of University of Nebraska, Lincoln: bumble bee biology, an interactive identification key, and education activities for high school students
Butterflies and Moths of North America: photographic guides to butterfly and moth identification, listed state by state, plus biology notes on each species
Journey North: a project that provides information on migrating wildlife, including monarch butterflies; you can contribute to the seasonal tracking program
Pollinator Paradise: www.pollinatorparadise.com
USDA Bee Biology and Systematics Laboratory: Logan, Utah: information on bee plants (native and garden) and making nests, and an extensive list of suppliers of bees, tubes, and nests. www.loganbeelab.usu.edu
The Xerces Society: a page on native bee biology
Biological Supply
BioQuip: Specialist supplier of entomological equipment and materials
Carolina Biological Supply Company: Science and educational equipment
Rose Entomological Supply: www.roseentomology.com
Conservation
Conservation Ecology, an online journal: special issue on pollinator conservation
Ecological Society of America’s “Pollination Tool Kit”: information on the science behind pollinator conservation and United States legislation
National Wildlife Federation: backyard wildlife habitat
The Xerces Society: bee biology, conservation advice, gardening guidance, and resources
Curricula
Bumble Boosters, a project of University of Nebraska, Lincoln: bumble bee biology, an interactive identification key, and education activities for high school students
Smithsonian Institution: pollination lesson plans for grades 3-8
Identification
Butterflies and Moths of North America: photographic guides to butterfly and moth identification, listed state by state, plus biology notes on each species
Discover Life: resources to help study wildlife, including keys to identify bumble bees and some butterflies
Nonprofits
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center: Resource for native plants
Monarch Watch: Activities about the fall migration
National Gardening Association
North American Pollinator Protection Campaign: an organization that works to protect pollinators on the North American continent
Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides
Pesticide Action Network North America
Pollinator Partnership: information on pollinators and pollinator related events
Plants
University of Wisconsin, Madison: a list of bumble bee plants
The Xerces Society • 628 NE Broadway Ste 200, Portland OR 97232 USA • tel 855.232.6639 • fax 503.233.6794 • info@xerces.org
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