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Author Grissell, Eric.

Title Bees, wasps, and ants : the indispensable role of Hymenoptera in gardens / Eric Grissell.

Imprint Portland, Or. : Timber Press, 2010.

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Location Call No. Status OPAC Message Public Note Gift Note
 Moore Stacks  QL565 .G72 2010    Available  ---
Description 335 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 307-315) and index.
Contents The impact of bees, wasps, and ants on our lives -- What are Hymenoptera? -- Some basics of Hymenopteran biology -- A garden of Hymenoptera -- The garden's cows : sawflies -- The garden's police : true parasitoids, stinging parasitoids, and a few surprises -- The garden's wolves : predatory wasps -- The garden's pollinators : bees -- The garden's recyclers : ants.
Summary "Examples of nearly every kind of bee, wasp, and ant can be found somewhere in a garden, but they work in mysterious and wondrous ways, largely unknown to those of us who tend the land we live on. This book is an exploration of the group, discussing its importance, its biology, and methods of encouraging (or discouraging) them in the garden. It is also an openly impassioned plea for acceptance of life forms that are vastly greater in importance than most humans would imagine and hugely necessary to the world in which we live"--Cover, p. 2.
Subject Hymenoptera -- Popular works.
Bees -- Popular works.
Wasps -- Popular works.
Ants -- Popular works.
ISBN 9780881929881
0881929883
Standard No. 3159861