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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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This insectary cover crop field trial was part of a larger project involving the design and implementation of specific insectary habitat features, such as field borders or cover crops, and measuring some of the resource benefits of these features.  Click the following links to read additional California habitat trial reports:

Insectary Wildlife Habitat Trial: California Mixed Vegetable Farm

This insectary cover crop field trial was part of a larger project involving the design and implementation of specific insectary habitat features, such as field borders or cover crops, where we measured the diverse resource benefits of these features.  Click the following links to read additional California habitat trial reports:

Insectary Cover Crop Trial - California Almond Orchard

This field trial was part of a larger project which involved designing and implementing specific insectary habitat features, such as field borders or cover crops, and measuring some of the resource benefits of these features.  Click the following links to read additional California habitat trial reports:

Insectary Cover Crop Trial - California Almond Orchard

Create a Healthy Habitat to Sustain America’s Most Beloved Butterfly
100 Plants to Feed the Bees provides at-a-glance profiles of plants that provide monarchs with nourishment. The listed plants are all commercially available, and range from milkweeds to flowering plants, shrubs, and trees that provide nectar for the adult butterfly, including those that sustain monarchs in their great migration.
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.

 

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

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.

 

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

Native Bees and Your Crops

This brochure provides a summary of the habitat requirements of crop pollinators and where their habitat may be found in the area around a farm.

 

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

A Guide to Protecting Our Vital Pollinators

Bumble bees are an essential part of our wildlands, farms, and urban areas, yet many species are suffering alarming population declines. It is critically important to protect these vital pollinators.

There are simple things you can do to protect or create high-quality bumble bee habitat. Typically, these efforts do not involve significant increases in cost or work, but do require increased awareness and attention to the needs of bumble bees. 

This brochure offers an overview of information about how to enhance any landscape to meet the seasonal needs of bumble bees.

A Guide to Saving America’s Butterfly
This brochure contains information about how to enhance any landscape to help meet the seasonal needs of monarchs.
Bee Better Certified™ is the gold standard of pollinator-focused farm certification programs. Developed by the Xerces Society, the world’s largest science-based pollinator conservation organization, Bee Better Certified builds upon nearly two decades of on-farm habitat research and development.