Skip to main content

Publications Library

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!


Find Publications

Use the search functions to sort by publication type (books, guidelines, fact sheets, etc.), location, and/or subject (agriculture, gardens, pollinators, pesticides, etc.).

Search Text
Search publication titles, subtitles, and descriptions for specific words or phrases.
This fact sheet provides detailed information on cherry tomato crop pollinators, including a list of the most important native bees that visit this crop, and steps that can be taken to protect or enhance habitat for these pollinators. The information provided is based on field research conducted by Dr. Claire Kremen (University of California, Berkeley), Dr. Neal Williams and Nikki Nicola.
A group of forty key researchers, land managers, state and federal agency representatives, and conservationists for an in-person meeting in May 2023 for collaborative strategic planning of shared priorities of western monarch overwintering science. This fact sheet summarizes the priority themes and key questions that arose from the meeting.

This brochure introduces the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation and explains what we do and why. 

This pocket guide is intended as a portable, accessible, basic guide for observing and learning about soil invertebrates and what their presence may indicate about soil health. It can be printed double sided and folded to fit in a pocket. In the PDF, clicking the link icon in the upper right of each profile opens the full profile in the Farming with Soil Life Handbook publication. This pocket bioindicator guide is part of Xerces’ Soil LIfe project and resources.

Our donor newsletter includes news and information about Xerces' programs and conservation work.

In this issue:

  • It Takes More Than a Village
  • 25,000 Acres Protected
  • Tracking the Twinkly Things 
  • Community Science 
  • Peer-to-Peer Fundraising 
  • Literally the Coolest Members 
  • Become a Xerces Ambassador 

This handout includes instructions for planting and follow-up care for successful habitat establishment of the 2023 Santa Fe pollinator habitat kits.


To see the full list of brochures available for download, click here.

And what you can do to help
Butterflies, bees, dragonflies, beetles, spiders, mussels, and other invertebrates sustain life as we know it. Yet many are declining due to habitat loss, pesticide use, climate change, and more. This brochure shows how we depend on invertebrates, introduces the major threats facing them, and lists some steps we can all take. No action is too small to help these tiny but vital animals.
for Vegetable Producers in the Upper Midwest

Cover crops have many traditional uses on farms, ranging from preventing erosion and improving soil health to suppressing weeds and breaking pest cycles. This bulletin will help farmers and managers use cover crops to attract and support pollinators and other beneficial insects on vegetable farms in the Upper Midwest, while also addressing other resource concerns.

Honey Bees in North America
In the face of ongoing reports of pollinator declines, honey bees are frequently the first bee that comes to mind -- yet these bees are not native to North America and their presence in our landscapes add to the threats facing native bees. This fact sheet provides an overview of the research and science about the impacts of the western honey bee, a species that is not native to North America, has on this continent's thousands of species of native bees, and offers steps to take that will help support all bees.