Bees

An Identification and Native Plant Forage Guide

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Author: Heather Holm

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780991356355

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Page: 224

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This well-illustrated guide captures the beauty, diversity, and engaging world of bees and the native plants that support them. Superbly designed and organized, this is an indispensable source of information with extensive profiles for twenty-seven bee genera, plus twelve summary profiles for uncommon genera, and approximately one hundred native trees, shrubs, and perennials for the Midwest, Great Lakes, and Northeast regions. With over 1500 stunning photographs, detailed descriptions, and accessible science, environmental educator and research assistant Heather Holm brings to light captivating information about bees? life cycles, habitats, diet, foraging behaviors, crops pollinated, nesting lifestyles, seasonality, and preferred native forage plants.Bees are a singularly fascinating group of insects and this book makes it possible to observe, attract, and support them in their natural setting or in one's own garden. Not only does this guide assist the reader with bee identification in the field or by photo, it also notes microscopic features for the advanced user. The factors impacting bee populations, and the management of farms and public and residential landscapes for bees are also covered.Included in the bee forage (plant) chapters are plant profiles with range maps, habitat information, floral features and attractants, common bees attracted to the particular plant, and details about the ecological connections between the native plant and other flower-visiting insects. Noted also are birds dependent upon the product of the pollinated flowers (fruits and seeds). This is an excellent reference for amateur and professional naturalists, educators, gardeners, farmers, students, nature photographers, insect enthusiasts, biologists, and anyone interested in learning more about the diversity and biology of bees and their connection to native plants and the natural world.

A New Garden Ethic

Cultivating Defiant Compassion for an Uncertain Future

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Author: Benjamin Vogt

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 1771422459

Category: Nature

Page: 192

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Our landscapes push aside wildlife and in turn diminish our genetically-programmed love for wildness. How can we get ourselves back into balance through gardens, to speak life's language and learn from other species? Plenty of books tell home gardeners and professional landscape designers how to garden sustainably, what plants to use, and what resources to explore. Yet few examine why our urban wildlife gardens matter, and not just for ourselves, but for the larger human and animal communities. Author Benjamin Vogt addresses why we need a new garden ethic, and why we urgently need wildness in our daily lives, lives sequestered in buildings surrounded by monocultures of lawn and concrete that significantly harm our physical and mental health. He examines the psychological issues around climate change and mass extinction as a way to understand how we are short circuiting our response to global crises, especially by not growing native plants in our gardens. Simply put, environmentalism is not political, it's social justice for all species marginalized today and for those facing extinction tomorrow. By thinking deeply and honestly about our built landscapes, we can create a compassionate activism that connects us more profoundly to nature and to one another. Benjamin Vogt is a writer and photographer whose work has appeared in over sixty publications. He writes a native plant garden design column at Houzz.com and speaks nationally on sustainable design and wildlife landscapes. He's the owner of Monarch Gardens, a prairie garden design firm, in Eastern Nebraska.

Und sie fliegt doch

Eine kurze Geschichte der Hummel

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Author: Dave Goulson

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446440674

Category: Science

Page: 320

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Die Hummel ist nicht nur ein pelziges Geschöpf, an dessen Anblick wir uns erfreuen, sie ist auch ein Wunder der Natur, das die Gesetze der Schwerkraft überlistet, und ein Nutztier, das jährlich Abermillionen Tomaten und Johannisbeeren bestäubt. Doch die Hummel ist vom Aussterben bedroht. Ihr Verschwinden hätte gravierende Folgen für unsere Gesellschaft. Dave Goulson, Englands führender Hummelforscher, öffnet uns die Augen für ungeahnte Zusammenhänge zwischen Hummeln und Menschen. Sein Buch ist eine Liebeserklärung an die wahre Königin der Lüfte, eine hinreißend humorvolle Schilderung eines großen Abenteuers, der Rettung der Erdbauhummel – und ein furioses Plädoyer für die Bewahrung der Natur.

Apidae

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Author: Félix Amiet

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 208

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Bienendemokratie

Wie Bienen kollektiv entscheiden und was wir davon lernen können

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Author: Thomas D. Seeley

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104017166

Category: Nature

Page: 320

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»Ein wunderbares Buch über den besten Freund des Menschen unter den Insekten...« Edward O. Wilson Die Bienenkönigin ist keine absolute Herrscherin. Im Gegenteil: Bienen entscheiden alle gemeinsam als Schwarm, sie erforschen kollektiv einen Sachverhalt und debattieren lebhaft, um letztlich einen Konsens zu finden. Der bekannte Verhaltensforscher Thomas D. Seeley untersucht seit Jahrzehnten in akribischer Kleinarbeit das Leben der Bienen. In seinem spannend geschriebenen Buch zeigt er anschaulich, was wir von diesen wunderbaren Insekten lernen können und dass die Entscheidung mehrerer klüger als die Einzelner sein kann. Ein reich bebildertes, ebenso faszinierendes wie anregendes Buch. »Seeleys Enthusiasmus und Bewunderung für Bienen sind ansteckend, seine Forschungen meisterhaft.« New York Times »Brillant.« Nature »Fesselnd und bezaubernd.« Science »Das hinreißendste Wissenschaftsbuch des Jahres.« Financial Times

Die seltensten Bienen der Welt.

Ein Reisebericht

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Author: Dave Goulson

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446256229

Category: Science

Page: 304

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Wenn wir Bienen und Hummeln retten wollen, müssen wir uns auf die Suche nach ihren seltensten Arten begeben. Um zu verstehen, warum sie verschwinden, aber auch, um diese faszinierenden Geschöpfe in Erinnerung zu behalten. Der Biologe Dave Goulson hat sich an ihre pollenbestäubten Fersen geheftet. Egal, ob er den Kampf der Goldenen Patagonischen Hummel gegen invasive Arten beschreibt oder auf den Äußeren Hebriden die letzten Deichhummeln Großbritanniens aufspürt: Immer ist seine Leidenschaft für die Wildbestäuber ansteckend. Und seine Tipps, wie wir in unserer unmittelbaren Umwelt Bienen vor dem Sterben bewahren, machen unbändige Lust darauf, den heimischen Balkon mit Beinwell zu bepflanzen.

Wenn der Nagekäfer zweimal klopft

Das geheime Leben der Insekten

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Author: Dave Goulson

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446447083

Category: Science

Page: 320

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Der britische Biologe Dave Goulson unternimmt eine Expedition auf den Planeten der Insekten – genauer auf die Blumenwiesen rund um sein marodes französisches Landhaus. Die Helden seiner Feldforschungsabenteuer sind nicht nur Bienen und Hummeln, sondern alles, was kreucht und fleucht: Grillen, Grashüpfer, Glühwürmchen – und Libellen, denen beim Liebemachen zuzusehen eine Freude ist. Goulson taucht dabei so tief ins Reich der Tiere ein wie kaum jemand zuvor. Ein Buch, das die entscheidende Bedeutung von Insekten für unsere Umwelt und das ganze globale Ökosystem beleuchtet. Und ein Weckruf, die Nutzung von Insektiziden zurückzufahren, um das Sterben der Bienen und anderer Bestäuber zu stoppen.

Blattschneiderameisen – der perfekte Superorganismus

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Author: Bert Hölldobler,Edward O. Wilson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783642167041

Category: Science

Page: 166

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Blattschneiderameisen herrschen über Wälder, Wiesen und Ackerland – von Louisiana bis Patagonien. Jede Ameisen-Kolonie umfasst fast fünf Millionen Arbeiterinnen, alles Töchter einer einzigen Königin. Ihr Nest kann sich auf eine Länge von bis zu knapp 10 Meter erstrecken, bestehend aus Hunderten von Kammern. Das weltberühmte Autorenduo liefert mit dem Band die detaillierteste Beschreibung einer Ameisenspezies, die es je gab. Das mit exzellenten Fotos versehene Werk wendet sich sowohl an gebildete Laien als auch an ein wissenschaftliches Publikum.

Bumble Bees of North America

An Identification Guide

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Author: Paul H. Williams,Robbin W. Thorp,Leif L. Richardson,Sheila R. Colla

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400851181

Category: Nature

Page: 208

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More than ever before, there is widespread interest in studying bumble bees and the critical role they play in our ecosystems. Bumble Bees of North America is the first comprehensive guide to North American bumble bees to be published in more than a century. Richly illustrated with color photographs, diagrams, range maps, and graphs of seasonal activity patterns, this guide allows amateur and professional naturalists to identify all 46 bumble bee species found north of Mexico and to understand their ecology and changing geographic distributions. The book draws on the latest molecular research, shows the enormous color variation within species, and guides readers through the many confusing convergences between species. It draws on a large repository of data from museum collections and presents state-of-the-art results on evolutionary relationships, distributions, and ecological roles. Illustrated keys allow identification of color morphs and social castes. A landmark publication, Bumble Bees of North America sets the standard for guides and the study of these important insects. The best guide yet to the 46 recognized bumble bee species in North America north of Mexico Up-to-date taxonomy includes previously unpublished results Detailed distribution maps Extensive keys identify the many color patterns of species

Pollinator conservation handbook

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Author: Matthew Shepherd,Edward Shearman Ross,Xerces Society

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 145

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The Pollinator Conservation Handbook is the first comprehensive book on the conservation of native bees, butterflies, and other native pollinator insects and is an indispensable resource for gardeners, farmers, and managers of parks, recreational areas, and wild lands. The Handbook guides the reader through the steps needed to create and enhance habitat for insect pollinators and contains information on selecting and planting forage flowers, providing nesting and egg-laying sites for bees, butterflies, and other insects, and caring for your pollinator habitat over time. The Handbook also contains an extensive, up-to-date resource section and ideas for educational activities.Pollinators are an essential component of all environments. Without pollinators, at least 80 percent of our flowering plants could not reproduce. Despite their importance pollinators are declining in many areas as their habitat is converted to other land uses. The good news is that pollinators can survive, even thrive, in small patches of habitat and we can all contribute to their conservation by following the steps laid out in the Pollinator Conservation Handbook.The Pollinator Conservation Handbook comes from two of the leading organizations engaged in pollinator conservation:The Xerces Society is a nonprofit conservation organization that for over thirty years has worked to protect bees, butterflies, other invertebrates, and their habitats through advocacy, public outreach, and research. For the last six years, our Pollinator Conservation Program has focused on educating the public about the important environmental role of pollinators.The Bee Works is an environmental consultancy founded by Stephen Buchmann, coauthor of The Forgotten Pollinators. The Bee Works conducts pollinator surveys and research on native bees, and is developing insect-identification software.Beautifully produced, the Pollinator Conservation Handbook features the spectacular photography of Edward S. Ross.

Die Enzyklopädie der Tiere

Säugetiere, Vögel, Reptilien, Amphibien

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Author: Harold G. Cogger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783898934107

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Page: 687

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Dieses großartige Nachschlagewerk vermittelt tiefe Kenntnisse über die Geheimnisse der Tierwelt. Wer weiß schon, dass eine Krake drei Herzen hat, die Seepferdmännchen die Schwangerschaft austragen oder das Eier legende Schnabeltier seine Jungen säugt? Alles Wichtige über Lebensräume, Anatomie, Ernährung und Fortpflanzung der vielfältigen Arten erfährt man in diesem wunderschön illustrierten Band.

Attracting Native Pollinators

The Xerces Society Guide to Conserving North American Bees and Butterflies and Their Habitat

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Author: The Xerces Society

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603427473

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 384

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With the recent decline of the European honey bee, it is more important than ever to encourage the activity of other native pollinators to keep your flowers beautiful and your grains and produce plentiful. In Attracting Native Pollinators, you’ll find ideas for building nesting structures and creating a welcoming habitat for an array of diverse pollinators that includes not only bees, but butterflies, moths, and more. Take action and protect North America’s food supply for the future, while at the same time enjoying a happily bustling landscape.

Garten und Terrasse

das große Ideenbuch

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Author: Gisela Keil,Jürgen Becker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783938100417

Category:

Page: 256

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Optimizing the Delivery of Multiple Ecosystem Goods and Services in Agricultural Systems

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Author: Maria A. Tsiafouli,Evangelia G. Drakou,Alberto Orgiazzi,Katarina Hedlund,Karl Ritz

Publisher: Frontiers Media SA

ISBN: 2889452964

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Page: N.A

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Agricultural land is subjected to a variety of societal pressures, as demands for food, animal feed, and biomass production increase, with an added requirement to simultaneously maintain natural areas and mitigate climatic and environmental impacts. The biotic elements of agricultural systems interact with the abiotic environment to generate a number of ecosystem functions that offer services benefiting humans across many scales of time and space. The intensification of agriculture generally reduces biodiversity including that within soil, and impacts negatively upon a number of regulating and supporting ecosystem services. There is a global need toward achieving sustainable agricultural systems, as also highlighted in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. There is hence a need for management regimes that enhance both agricultural production and the associated provision of multiple ecosystem services. The articles of this Research Topic enhance our knowledge of how management practices applied to agricultural systems affect the delivery of multiple ecosystem services and how trade-offs between provisioning, regulating, and supporting services can be handled both above- and below-ground. They also show the diversity of topics that need to be considered within the framework of ecosystem services delivered by agricultural systems, from knowledge on basic concepts and newly-proposed frameworks, to a focus on specific ecosystem types such as grasslands and high nature-value farmlands, pollinator habitats, and soil habitats. This diversity of topics indicates the need for broader-scope research, integrated with targeted scientific research to promote sustainable agricultural practices and to ensure food security.

The Joy of Foraging

Gary Lincoff's Illustrated Guide to Finding, Harvesting, and Enjoying a World of Wild Food

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Author: Gary Lincoff

Publisher: Quarry Books

ISBN: 1610584163

Category: Nature

Page: 192

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Discover the edible riches in your backyard, local parks, woods, and even roadside! In The Joy of Foraging, Gary Lincoff shows you how to find fiddlehead ferns, rose hips, beach plums, bee balm, and more, whether you are foraging in the urban jungle or the wild, wild woods. You will also learn about fellow foragers—experts, folk healers, hobbyists, or novices like you—who collect wild things and are learning new things to do with them every day. Along with a world of edible wild plants—wherever you live, any season, any climate—you’ll find essential tips on where to look for native plants, and how to know without a doubt the difference between edibles and toxic look-alikes. There are even ideas and recipes for preparing and preserving the wild harvest year-round—all with full-color photography. Let Gary take you on the ultimate tour of our edible wild kingdom!

Papyros Ebers

Das älteste Buch über Heilkunde

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Author: H. Joachim

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3111521761

Category: History

Page: 234

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