Xerces is happy to announce the release of Pollinator-Friendly Parks: Enhancing Our Communities by Supporting Native Pollinators in Our Parks and Other Public Spaces.
Pollinator-Friendly Parks provides helpful information about how parks and other greenspaces in towns and cities can provide the maximum benefit for pollinators and other insects. In addition to introductory chapters about the diversity and natural history of native bees, the handbook offers detailed information on how to:
– create flower-rich habitat,
– provide places for nesting and egg laying,
– reduce the use of pesticides in parks and greenspaces, and
– engage park patrons and community members in your conservation work.
You can download a free PDF of the guidelines at: https://xerces.org/publications/guidelines/pollinator-friendly-parks.
We’d like to thank our funders who made this possible: Anthrocean, Carroll Petrie Foundation, Cinco, Ceres Trust, California Community Foundation, CS Fund, Disney Conservation Fund, J. Crew, Ned and Sis Hayes Family Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation, The Dudley Foundation, Turner Foundation, White Pine Fund, and Whole Foods Market.
Content for the new guidelines was written by Xerces staff: authors are Stephanie Frischie, Aimee Code, Matthew Shepherd, Scott Black, Sarah Hoyle, Sharon Selvaggio, Angela Laws, Rachel Dunham, and Mace Vaughan, with contributions from Candace Fallon, Sarah Foltz Jordan, Kelly Gill, Kaitlin Haase, Rich Hatfield, Eric Lee-Mäder, Ray Moranz, Emma Pelton, and Rae Powers. Case studies were provided by Debbie Roos, Sarah Meadows, Phyllis Simon, Stephanie Trueblood, and Rebekah Berkov.