From June 22nd-28th, we celebrate National Pollinator Week! Let us use these days as a time to celebrate pollinators and spread the word about what we can do to protect them. To that end, Acres U.S.A. has put together this list of books as a way of offering resources to everyone, even our youngest audience members. Enjoy!
Dancing with Bees
Pragmatic and whimsical, Dancing with Bees: A Journey Back to Nature is the provocative memoir of one wildlife gardener rekindling her relationship with nature by getting to know some extraordinary, magical, little beings.
Attracting Native Pollinators
Attracting Native Pollinators offers a complete action plan for protecting nature’s hardest working and industrious creatures and includes identification of pollinators, how to build and manage healthy habitats, advice on building nests and offers plans for pollinator gardens, meadows and other landscapes.
This book is only available while supplies last, so get yours today!
Food In the Flowers
This beautifully illustrated book with rhyming descriptions encourages children to exercise observation skills and to appreciate diversity, even among the bees, who help us grow our food when they visit flowers to find their own food. In addition to the illustrations, Food in the Flowers features two pages of song music are included in the back, as well as more descriptions and facts about pollinators.
100 Plants to Feed the Bees
The first simple step toward protecting our pollinators — bees — is to provide the flowers and plants they need using no pesticides. The Xerces Society's 100 Plants to Feed the Bees offers a great resource of plants and flowers ideal for bees growth and production.
Protecting Pollinators: How to Save the Creatures That Feed Our World
Protecting Pollinators explores why the statistics have become so dire and how they can be reversed. Jodi Helmer breaks down the latest science on environmental threats and takes readers inside the most promising conservation initiatives. Efforts include famers reducing pesticides, cities creating butterfly highways, volunteers ripping up invasive plants, gardeners planting native flowers, and citizen scientists monitoring migration.
Sip, Pick, and Pack
Sip, Pick, and Pack pairs gorgeous illustrations with descriptions and explanations of how pollinators, particularly bees, work to pollinate flowers in a healthy garden, which results in healthy food.