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Pollinator Habitat Sign 
Produced by the Xerces Society, this durable 9″ x 12″ aluminum habitat sign is designed for outdoor use. You can hang it in your garden, on your farm, in a park, or anywhere you have habitat. The sign has two holes for hanging, but does not include a post or hardware. Habitat signs ordered on their own do not qualify for Media Mail shipping and may be sent by Priority Mail. $25 to U.S. addresses, $45 to international addresses


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Attracting Native Pollinators: Protecting North America’s Bees and Butterflies
By The Xerces Society

Attracting Native Pollinators provides dramatically expanded breadth and detail, reflecting the latest understanding about creating and managing pollinator habitat. Illustrated with hundreds of color photographs and dozens of specially created illustrations this book is divided into four sections: pollinators and pollination, taking action, bees of North America, and creating a pollinator-friendly landscape. Read more. Paperback, 380 pages, $25 to U.S. addresses, $45 to international addresses

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Gardening for Butterflies
By The Xerces Society

Xerces’ newest publication introduces readers to a variety of butterflies that need help and provides suggestions for native plants to attract them, habitat designs to help them thrive, and garden practices to accommodate all their stages of life. Home gardeners will learn how to design a butterfly garden, no matter the size of their space. Paperback, 288 pages, $22 to U.S. addresses, $42 to international addresses

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Farming with Native Beneficial Insects
By The Xerces Society

This comprehensive guide shows you how to create a farm or garden habitat that will attract beneficial insects and thereby reduce crop damage from pests without the use of pesticides. Read more. Paperback, 272 pages, $22 to U.S. addresses, $42 to international addresses

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Managing Alternative Pollinators: A Handbook for Beekeepers, Growers, and Conservationists
By Eric Mader, Marla Spivak, and Elaine Evans

First of its kind, step-by-step, full color guide for rearing and managing bumblebees, mason bees, leafcutter bees, and other honey-bee pollinator alternatives. In-depth information on nest construction, parasite and disease management, habitat conservation, IPM for beekeepers, and more. Color photos, 162 pages, paperback, $24 to U.S. addresses, $44 to international addresses

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Befriending Bumble Bees
By Elaine Evans, Ian Burns, and Marla Spivak

This step by step guide provides you with all the information you will need to capture, house, and feed the next generation of bumble bees. Enjoy the benefits these bees can provide to your gardens and crops while helping to support native ecosystems by encouraging populations of these amazing bees. 65 pages, spiral-bound, $20 to U.S. addresses, $36 to international addresses



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Conserving Bumble Bees: Guidelines for Creating and Managing Habitat for America’s Declining Pollinators
By Rich Hatfield, Sarina Jepsen, Eric Mader, Scott Hoffman Black, and Matthew Shepherd

Highlights the important role that bumble bees play in plant pollination, details the threats they face, and provides information on how land managers can create, restore, and enhance high quality habitat. Also includes an identification guide to some common and imperiled species and lists of important bumble bee plants. Read more or download the PDF. $10 to U.S. addresses, $26 to international addresses

Are Neonicotinoids Killing Bees? A Review into the Effects of Neonicotinoid Insecticides on Bees, with Recommendations for Action Currently in between revisions and out of stock.
By Jennifer Hopwood, Mace Vaughan, Matthew Shepherd, David Biddinger, Eric Mader, Scott Hoffman Black, and Celeste Mazzacano

This report details potential negative impacts of neonicotinoids insecticides to honey bees and other important pollinators. It also makes recommendations on how we can better protect bees. Read more or download the PDF. $10 to U.S. addresses, $26 to international addresses

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Beyond the Birds and the Bees: Effects of Neonicotinoid Insecticides on Agriculturally Important Beneficial Insects
By Jennifer Hopwood, Scott Hoffman Black, Mace Vaughan, and Eric Mader

This report provides a comprehensive review of published articles and pulls together the growing body of research that demonstrates risks from neonicotinoids to these beneficial insects. Read more or download the PDF. $10 to U.S. addresses, $26 to international addresses


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Farming for Bees: Guidelines for Providing Native Bee Habitat on Farms
By Mace Vaughan, Jennifer Hopwood, Eric Lee-Mader, Matthew Shepherd, Claire Kremen, Anne Stine, and Scott Hoffman Black

Fourth edition, revised in 2015. These guidelines are designed to help growers and conservationists protect, enhance, and restore habitat for native bees. Inside, you will find advice on how to recognize native bee habitat, simple changes land managers can make to protect their bees, how to choose sites and plants for restoration, how to construct nests for bees, and much more. Read more or download the free PDF. $10 to U.S. addresses, $34 to international addresses

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Milkweeds: A Conservation Practitioner’s Guide. Plant Ecology, Seed Production Methods, and Habitat Restoration Opportunities
By Brianna Borders and Eric Lee-Mader

Monarch butterflies need milkweed. However, like many other native plant species, milkweeds are disappearing from the landscape in the wake of urban development and agricultural intensification. This guide shows how to bring back our milkweeds and restore habitat for monarch butterflies. Read more or download the free PDF. $24 to U.S. addresses, $48 to international addresses

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Pollinator Management for Organic Seed Producers
By Eric Mader and Jennifer Hoopwood

More than 80% of the world’s flowering plants depend upon insect pollinators to produce seed; this includes more than two thirds of all agricultural plants. Because of this, bees and other pollinators are an obvious concern for seed producers. Read more or download the PDF. $10 to U.S. addresses, $26 to international addresses


Identification Guides

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Stream Bugs as Biomonitors: A Guide to Pacific Northwest Macroinvertebrate Monitoring and Identification

This CD-ROM (designed for use with a PC computer) and field guide set details the process of freshwater macroinvertebrate monitoring in the Pacific Northwest. The CD includes detailed identification guides and descriptions of nearly 500 Pacific Northwest macroinvertebrates. The companion field guide includes images and brief discussions of the 56 groups (mostly families) of macroinvertebrates that are likely to be encountered in wadeable streams. Read more. CD & field guide set $15 to U.S. addresses; CD only $6 to U.S. addresses, field guide only $9 to U.S. addresses, international set $25, international CD only $14, international field guide only $19

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Aquatic Invertebrates in Pacific Northwest Freshwater Wetlands: An Identification Guide and Educational Resource

This CD-ROM (designed for use with a PC computer) includes a key to family for the aquatic invertebrates in Pacific Northwest Freshwater wetlands. It also contains information on wetland bioassessment, collecting and preserving wetland invertebrates and wetland conservation. Read more. $6 to U.S. addresses, $14 to international addresses

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Freshwater Mussels of the Pacific Northwest, 2nd Edition
By Ethan Jay Nedeau, Allan K. Smith, Jen Stone, and Sarina Jepsen.This guide provides basic identification, distribution, life history and conservation information for each of the seven species of freshwater mussels native to the Pacific Northwest. Read more or download the PDF. $8 to U.S. addresses, $18 to international addresses


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