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As a science-based organization, the Xerces Society produces dozens of publications annually, all of which employ the best available research to guide effective conservation efforts. Our publications range from guidelines for land managers, to brochures offering overviews of key concepts related to invertebrate conservation, from books about supporting pollinators in farmland, to region-specific plant lists. We hope that whatever you are seeking—whether it's guidance on making a home or community garden pollinator-friendly, advice on developing a local pesticide reduction strategy, or detailed information on restoring habitat—you will find it here!

 

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Insectary cover cropping is the practice of growing single species or diverse mixes of broadleaf herbaceous plants and allowing them to bloom to provide pollen and nectar resources that support populations of native bees, honey bees, and the insects that attack crop pests.

Bringing Communities Together to Sustain Pollinators

Bee Campus USA brings college communities together to sustain pollinators by increasing the abundance of native plants, providing nest sites, and reducing the use of pesticides. Affiliates of Bee Campus USA also work to inspire others to take steps to conserve pollinators through education and outreach. Learn how your college can join Bee Campus USA.

Bringing Communities Together to Sustain Pollinators

Bee City USA brings communities together to sustain pollinators by increasing the abundance of native plants, providing nest sites, and reducing the use of pesticides. Affiliates of Bee City USA also work to inspire others to take steps to conserve pollinators through education and outreach. Learn how your community can join Bee City USA.

North Beach Campground Site, Pismo Beach, California
Pismo State Beach butterfly grove has been ranked as the most important out of more than 100 California overwintering sites. To help ensure that Pismo Beach continues to provide high quality habitat for monarchs, this site management plan offers recommended actions to support overwintering monarchs in both the short and long term.
Essays on Invertebrate Conservation
Forests and woodlands are valued worldwide for their environmental benefits and economic products. In this issue we explore three very different forest environments and the insects they support: old-growth coniferous forests in the Pacific Northwest, eastern broadleaf forests in New Jersey, and ancient woodlands in England.
Application information

The Xerces Society is now accepting applications for a minimum of two awards to support students pursuing education and research into Lepidoptera conservation. Award amounts are determined annually, but are a minimum of $3,750 each.

The Center for Biological Diversity and the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation filed a petition seeking Endangered Species Act protection for the imperiled Siuslaw hairy-necked tiger beetle.
This guide features regional native plants that are highly attractive to pollinators and are well-suited for small-scale plantings in gardens, on business and school campuses, in urban greenscapes, and in farm field borders.

An annual report of the Xerces Society's Pollinator Conservation Program’s conservation efforts.

An annual report of the Xerces Society's Pollinator Conservation Program’s conservation efforts.