2015, 288 pages, 926 color photos, 99 maps. 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.
Ideal for amateur naturalists and experts alike, the book provides
detailed accounts of every bee family and genus in North America,
describing key identification features, distributions, diets,
nesting habits, and more. It features stunning color photos of the
bees living all around us—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 how to attract them to your own backyard.
- Provides the most comprehensive and accessible guide to all
bees in the U.S. and Canada
- Features more than 900 full-color photos
- Offers helpful identification tips and pointers for studying
- Includes a full chapter on how to attract bees to your
Paperback; 8 x 10".
About the Authors - Joseph S. Wilson is assistant professor
of biology at Utah State University and has been studying bees and
wasps for more than a decade. Olivia Messinger Carril
received her PhD in plant biology from Southern Illinois University
and has been studying bees and the flowers they visit for twenty