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New at IFASBOOKS
Common Native Bees of the Eastern United States
When you think bees, you might imagine honey bees or maybe bumble bees. But bee species are actually much more varied than that—fascinatingly so. There are more than 20,000 bee species worldwide; 4,000 species are found in North America, with over 320 species in Florida alone.
This booklet is a pocket-size identification guide to 160 native bee species commonly observed in the Eastern United States. In colorful closeup photos showing key markings, all the major taxonomic families are represented, as well as wasps and flies that are bees in disguise. It also includes an introduction to bees and their lifecycles, plants for attracting bees, and the top 10 things you can do to protect bees.
This nifty guide is perfect for carrying with you on nature trails and botanical gardens.
James Kavanagh, edited and with photos by Timothy Broschat
A folding pocket guide to familiar palms of Florida
Palms are a distinctive part of the Florida landscape, uniquely suited to the state’s tropical and subtropical climates. They are also very diverse, with 12 native species and countless introduced species, from saw palmetto dotting the scrub plains to majestic Alexandra palms swaying in the breeze. Florida Palms features 40 species of palms found in the state and will help homeowners, landscapers, or even curious observers differentiate one palm species from another.
Dr. Timothy Broschat is professor emeritus at the UF/IFAS Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center in Davie, Florida.
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