Pollinators of Native Plants
Support Pollinators with Native Plants
This comprehensive book profiles over 65 perennial native plant species of the midwest, Great Lakes region, Northeast and southern Canada plus the pollinators, beneficial insects and flower visitors the plants attract. Beautifully designed and illustrated with more than 1,600 photos of plants and insects, it underscores the pivotal role that native plants play in supporting pollinators and beneficial insects.
Identify, Attract & Plant for Pollinators & Beneficial Insects
Readers learn to attract and identify pollinators and beneficial insects as well as customize their landscape planting for a particular type of pollinator with native plants. The book includes information on pollination, types of pollinators, pollinator conservation as well as pollinator landscape plans.
This is an important resource for gardeners, native plant enthusiasts, landscape restoration professionals, small fruit and vegetable growers and farmers or anyone interested in attracting, identifying, supporting or planting for pollinators.
Praise for Pollinators of Native Plants
“If you are a person that lingers at flowers and gets close enough to marvel at all the bees, butterflies, moths, beetles, wasps, and flies that visit flowers for food, you will love this book. Heather Holm has compiled a gorgeous and super-informative guide to the pollinating insects that visit native prairie, woodland and wetland flowering plants. At last, a book that tells us the whole picture: the bloom time, range, habitat, and characteristics of flowers that attract pollinators, and the life-histories and fascinating traits of the many beneficial insects that pollinate the flowers. As I sit here on this cold winter day admiring the beautiful photos, I am filled with hope that our bees and pollinators will abound next summer and evermore.” – Marla Spivak, Professor, University of Minnesota