Bees & Other Pollinators: A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Species (Waterford Discovery Guide) (Paperback)
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Pollinators are diligent and reliable workers that serve essential roles in our ecosystems and food-production systems. It is widely accepted that about 75% of crop plants worldwide depend on pollinators, and yet many of our insect pollinators have rapidly declined in recent decades, making it all the more important to get to know which pollinators are which. In this beautifully illustrated collection, explore 140 of the most common and familiar bees, butterflies, birds, bats, and other animals that serve vital roles fertilizing plants and setting in motion the growth of staple crops eaten by humans and other animals. Laminated for durability, this pocket folding guide includes tips on attracting pollinators and is an essential companion for educators, learners, naturalists, and nature enthusiasts looking to forge a deeper relationship with pollinators of various shapes and sizes. Made in the USA.
About the Author
Zoologist Jim Kavanagh has made a career out of introducing novices to plants, animals, the sciences and world cultures. In addition to creating over 500 simplified nature guides, he has also authored guides to languages, cities and outdoor skills. An avid traveler and backpacker, Kavanagh's path has taken him around the world to many remote destinations including the upper Amazon, Africa, Australia, and the Arctic Circle (and this is just the As). He is also the author of a series of state-specific guides to common species and natural attractions and a children's book on evolution.