The Bees in Your Backyard

The Bees in Your Backyard

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The Bees in Your Backyard provides an engaging introduction to the roughly 4, 000 different bee species found in the United States and Canada, dispelling common myths about bees while offering essential tips for telling them apart in the field. The book features more than 900 stunning color photos of the bees living all around usa€”in our gardens and parks, along nature trails, and in the wild spaces between. It describes their natural history, including where they live, how they gather food, their role as pollinators, and even how to attract them to your own backyard. Ideal for amateur naturalists and experts alike, it gives detailed accounts of every bee family and genus in North America, describing key identification features, distributions, diets, nesting habits, and more. Provides the most comprehensive and accessible guide to all bees in the United States and Canada Features more than 900 full-color photos Offers helpful identification tips and pointers for studying bees Includes a full chapter on how to attract bees to your backyardA dichotomous key is a taxonomic a€œif-thena€ tool that scientists use to determine the species, or genus, or even family to which an organism belongs. ... Each couplet in a key consists of two options that can be answered with yes or no; typically the couplets are written out as two long descriptive ... Photo courteSy of uSda-arS bee bioLoGy and SyStematicS Laboratory. identification tips for more information.


Title:The Bees in Your Backyard
Author: Joseph S. Wilson, Olivia J. Messinger Carril
Publisher:Princeton University Press - 2015-11-24
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