June 20-26 is National Pollinator Week, a celebration to raise awareness about pollinator health. Pollinators are the bees, birds, butterflies, bats, beetles, moths, wasps, and flies that aid in plant reproduction, and they’re incredibly important to life on Earth. Did you know that we owe one-third of the world’s food supply to plants that rely on pollinators? There are many things we can do to help assure that the world has enough healthy pollinators. These resources from the UF/IFAS Extension Bookstore can show you how.
Rhonda Fleming Hayes
Join the Pollinator Movement: Your Garden Can Make a Difference!
Pollinators such as European honey bees and monarch butterflies are under threat, and more and more gardeners want to do all they can to create a hospitable space for them. Author Rhonda Fleming Hayes, a California Master Gardener, explains the biology of pollination, the basics of plant selection, habitat building, and growing practices that give pollinators their best chance in the garden. The book is an engaging read, with plant lists, helpful tips, and Q&As with experts from all over the country.
Pollinator Friendly Gardening was the Spring 2020 selection for the Florida Master Gardener Volunteer Book Club.
Attracting Native Pollinators is a comprehensive guide for helping homeowners, naturalists and professionals understand pollination and manage habitat for pollinating insects. Loaded with practical tips and in-depth discussions of plant and insect biology, this book is perfect for taking a deep dive into the world of pollination. Compiled by the Xerces Society, the foremost organization for conserving North America’s native pollinators.
A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Species
This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 70 familiar and unique pollinator species, includes information on their life cycle and features illustrations of common caterpillars and pupae. Laminated and pocket-sized, it’s perfect for outdoor bug hunts and garden identification,.
Features Pollinator Power! Lesson Plan by Nicole Pinson and Alicia Lamborn
This all-in-one, reusable learning lab combines a lesson plan designed by University of Florida experts for grades 5-8 with tools for hands-on learning about pollinators and how to grow a pollinator garden in your home or school.
- 1 flash drive with Pollinator Power! A Lesson Plan for Grades 5-8 and printable resources
- 3 bug jars
- 1 butterfly net
- 1 magnifier
- 1 set insect rubbing plates
- 1 set flower rubbing plates
- 1 UF/IFAS Extension drawstring bag
Learn more at ifasbooks.ifas.ufl.edu
June 20-Aug 26: 9 am – 4 pm
The IFAS Extension Bookstore will be closed Wednesday, June 29 through Monday, July 4 for inventory and the Independence Day holiday. Orders received after noon 6/28 will process and start shipping on 7/5.