I’m excited to announce that we have a copy of the Xerces Society’s Guide to Attracting Native Pollinators to giveaway to one lucky reader.
Attracting Native Pollinators
I’ve owned my own copy of this book since 2011, and it has become a go-to resource for me. This 371-page book is vibrant and colorful, filled with photographs of pollinators and pollinator plants. It is easy to read, but packed full with information that will help home-owner, homesteader, or farmer create a pollinator space on their property.
Note: Here in Maine we have some 270 documented species of native bees (and no-the honeybee is NOT native), and throughout North America there are at least 4000 species; the problems facing the honeybee are not exclusive–the existence of pollinators across the board is threatened, and it benefits mankind to take action to support these creatures. The Xerces Society is working to protect insects and other invertebrates and you can too!
More About the Book
It goes into great detail about how the relationship between plants and pollinators evolved (this relationship still inspires me today!), describes various strategies for helping pollinators, how to provide foraging habitat, and pollinator conservation on farms and in natural areas.
The book also serves as a reference for bees–with a catalog of North American bees, each entry including a photograph as well as an “actual-size” depiction, and details regarding identification, foraging and nesting preferences of each species.
What’s more, the “Attracting Native Pollinators” guide even includes a catalog of some of the plants that pollinators prefer, with lists for every region, and details and growing preferences for individual species.
And finally–the Xerces Society has included information about how you can take action in your community to have a greater affect, and to better help your native pollinators.
Recommended for Those Interested in Promoting Native Pollinators
It’s a really beautiful and super useful book, especially if–like me–you’re interested in establishing habitat for pollinators in your yard, or on your homestead or farm. And if you’re into taking that next step to make a difference in your local community–this book will help you figure out how to go about it. It’s a book that I love and highly recommend, and that is why I am thrilled to be able to offer a copy to you today–FREE!
As part of our mission to promote pollinator conservation, Runamuk Acres Farm & Apiary is sponsoring this giveaway, and we will contact the randomly selected winner and mail the book to them free of charge following the conclusion of the giveaway on Saturday.
All you have to do is use the Giveaway Tools entry form below for your chance to win.
This Giveaway runs from Monday, March 17th til 11:59pm on Saturday, March 22nd.