A friendly, information packed guide to gardening for and with pollinators. Pollinators are in trouble, but our gardens can help. Gardens represent a vast, varied 'nature reserve' packed with plants rich in nectar and pollen to sustain these delicate creatures. This book will explore the role that pollinators play and how gardeners and people with gardens can do something to help support them. From butterflies (and their caterpillars-with host plant information) to surprising pollinators (moths, wasps, flies and hornets) and of course including honey bees, hoverflies and bumblebees, this book will offer an insight into their fragile existence, life cycles and their role in the food chain and natural cycle.
Jean Vernon is an award-winning writer. She writes about wildlife for the RHS Journal – The Garden. She is a contributor to the gardening section of The Daily Telegraph and writes articles on gardening, bees and garden pollinators. Passionate about bees, pollinators and the environment since a youngster, she is a pollinator and tree champion. It is her mission to unravel, demystify and explain the intricate balance of nature in your garden and to introduce you to the familiar and unfamiliar pollinators that live, breed and breathe within the garden habitat.