Pollinators of Native Plants

Author: 
Heather Holm
Publisher: 
Pollination Press
Publication Date: 
2014
ISBN: 
978-0-991-35630-0

paper, 305 pp., $29.95.

This well-organized, beautifully illustrated, and detailed book provides a comprehensive overview of interactions between native plants and pollinating insects. Six chapters take you from the basics of pollination to pollinator conservation to native plant-insect interactions in prairies, woodlands, and wetlands. Glossaries review plant and insect anatomy, provide plenty of illustrations to identify insects, and describe different garden plans to attract specific kinds of insects. There are detailed references at the end of work, plus a list of 17 websites, and tables listing interactions between bees and wasps and native plants, plus flowering timetables. This book is an important resource for gardeners, native plant enthusiasts, landscapers, and vegetable and fruit growers.
—Elaine Juhl, volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden

Volume: 
16
Number: 
2