Wings Magazine

Wings-Fall-2013-140pxWings: Essays on Invertebrate Conservation is published twice each year for Xerces Society members. Each issue features spectacular photos by leading photographers and articles by well-respected scientists and conservationists. Join Xerces today to receive a copy of the latest issue!

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Contents of the fall 2013 issue: Habitat

Much of Xerces’ work is focused on habitat, which is central to successful conservation efforts. When habitat disappears from our urban and rural landscapes, so too does the rich diversity of invertebrates that underpin a healthy environment.

This issue can be downloaded as a single PDF file, click here to view.

  • In Memoriam: Bumble Bees, by Scott Hoffman Black.
  • The Art and Science of Restoring Pollinator Habitat, by Eric Lee-Madër. Planning and implementing habitat improvements on farms draws on the skills and experience of many people with a shred vision.
  • Food Chain Restoration: Reconnecting Pollinators with Their Plants, by Gary Paul Nabhan. Recognizing that pollinators are a central component of all terrestrial ecosystems, conservationsists in Arizona are rallying around “food chain restoration.”
  • Providing Year-Round Habitat for California Monarchs, by Sarina Jepsen. Monarchs require summer breeding grounds as well as overwintering sites; both kinds of habitat need to be carefully managed for these butterflies to thrive.
  • Conservation Spotlight: The Interagency Special Status/Sensitive Species Program.
  • Invertebrate Notes: A roundup of new books and recent research.
  • Staff Profile: Meet Megan Faria, our financial manager.
  • Xerces News: Updates on Xerces Society projects and successes.
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