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Produced by the Xerces Society, this durable 9.5″ x 12.5″ 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. $25 members, $30 non-members, $40 international
Attracting Native Pollinators: Protecting North America’s Bees and Butterflies
By The Xerces Society
Xerces newest publication. At 380 pages, 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, $25 members, $30 non-members, $45 international
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, $23 members, $27 non-members, $40 international
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, $17 members, $20 non-members, $30 international
Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America
By Eric R. Eaton and Kenn Kaufman
Using simple, non-technical language, this book is designed to be the easiest field guide available for the fast identification of every major group of insects found in North America north of Mexico. Includes more than 2,350 full color images, a pictorial table of contents, and a wealth of information on insect behaviors and life histories. A must-have for insect enthusiasts. 391 pages, paperback, $19 members, $23 non-members, $40 international
Mariposa Road: The First Butterfly Big Year
By Robert M. Pyle
Part road-trip tale, part travelogue of lost and found landscapes, all good-natured natural history, Mariposa Road tracks Bob Pyle’s journey across the United States as he races against the calendar in his search for as many of the 800 American butterflies as he can find. 558 pages, hardcover, $24 members, $28 non-members, $42 international
The Butterflies of Cascadia
By Robert Michael Pyle
This definitive, must-have guide for butterfly enthusiasts of the Northwest features hundreds of color photos, location maps, and field-spotting tips. A truly spectacular guidebook, perfect for experts and amateurs alike. 420 pages, paperback with sturdy binding, $30 members, $35 non-members, $50 international
Field Guide to Grasshoppers, Katydids, and Crickets of the United States
By John L. Capinera, Ralph D. Scott, and Thomas J. Walker
A definitive guide to identifying grasshoppers, katydids, and crickets Introduces readers to the biology, behavior, and ecological significance of these insects. Detailed color illustrations. 249 pages, paperback, $27 members, $31 non-members, $43 international
Dragonflies and Damselflies of the East
By Dennis Paulson
This is the first fully illustrated guide to all 336 dragonfly and damselfly species of eastern North America. Includes hundreds of full color photographs, detailed species accounts, distribution maps for each species, and helpful identification tips for dragonfly enthusiasts. 538 pages, paperback, $28 members, $33 non-members, $50 international
Dragonflies and Damselflies of the West
By Dennis Paulson
This full color guidebook provides details of all 348 species of dragonflies and damselflies in western North America. Includes vivid full color photographs, distribution maps for each species, and helpful identification tips. 535 pages, paperback, $28 members, $33 non-members, $50 international
Ant, Ant, Ant! An Insect Chant
Text by April Pulley Sayre, illustrations by Patricia J. Wynne.
An ant and 59 other insects appear in this catchy chant that jumps, flits and flies across flashy spreads. Bold and clever illustrations turn the creepy-crawlies into hilarious, endearing creatures that will make even the most hardened non-bug lover laugh out loud. The back of the book is chock-full of factual information about insects. Ages 4-8. Hardcover, 32 full-color pages, $17 members, $20 non-members, $32 international
Eliza and the Dragonfly
Text by Susie Caldwell Rinehard, illustrations by Anisa Claire Hovemann.
This award-winning book tells the story of Eliza, who is horrified when she spots a dragonfly nymph. Thanks to entomologist Aunt Doris, the magic of metamorphosis, and some annoying mosquitoes, Eliza soon changes her mind. Gorgeous watercolors. Brief resources section. Recommended for ages 4-10. Paperback, $10 members, $12 non-members, $21 international
The Bumblebee Queen
Text by April Pulley Sayre, illustrations by Patricia J. Wynne.
Follow a female bumble bee as she finds a nest, gathers nectar, lays eggs, and tends her colony through spring, summer, and fall. Lyrical text will appeal to younger children, and “fact circles” give more information. Clear, engaging illustrations. Recommended for ages 4-10. Paperback, $9 members, $11 non-members, $20 international
The Beetle Alphabet Book
Text by Jerry Pallotta, illustrations by David Biedrzycki.
Get to know twenty-six beetles — from African Goliath to Zinc Metallic — in this entertaining children’s book. Vividly illustrated drawings show each beetle in detail. Recommended for ages 4-8. Paperback, $9 members, $11 non-members, $20 international
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 members, $13 non-members, $21 international
Farming for Bees: Guidelines for Providing Native Bee Habitat on Farms
By Mace Vaughan, Matthew Shepherd, Claire Kremen and Scott Hoffman Black
This updated booklet outlines ways to protect and enhance habitat for native crop pollinators in the farm landscape. It includes advice on simple changes that can be made in farm management for the benefit of native bees, as well as how to create important habitat features. Read more or download the PDF. $10 members, $13 non-members, $21 international
Pollinators in Natural Areas: A Primer on Habitat Management
By Scott Hoffman Black, Nathan Hodges, Mace Vaughan and Matthew Shepherd, The Xerces Society
This primer provides a summary of how land and wildlife managers can account for the habitat needs of pollinators. This 8-page booklet provides a series of recommendations for land managers on how tools such as fire, grazing, mowing, herbicides, and insecticides can be adjusted to benefit pollinators. Read more or download the PDF. $2.50 members, $5 non-members, $10 international
Logging to Control Insects: The Science and Myths Behind Managing Forest Insect Pests
By Scott Hoffman Black, The Xerces Society
This is a synthesis of independently reviewed research. It presents a comprehensive analysis of research on the control of bark beetles and defoliators, such as spruce budworm and tussock moths. Read more or download the PDF. $10 members, $13 non-members, $21 international
Monarch Habitat Handbook: A California Landowner’s Guide to Managing Monarch Butterfly Overwintering Habitat
By Lincoln Brower, Mia Monroe, and Katrin Snow, The Xerces Society
Produced as part of the Xerces Society’s Monarch Project, this handbook is a guide for California landowners who wish to practice wise stewardship over their Monarch butterfly overwintering habitat, preserving it for future generations to enjoy. 16 pages, 6″ x 8-1/2″, full-color photographs. Read more. $2.50 members, $5 non-members, $10 international
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 $14 members, $17 non-members; CD only $8, field guide only $9, international set $24
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. $5 members, $7 non-members, $14 international
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 members, $10 non-members, $18 international