Sunday, December 22, 2019

The Pollinator Victory Garden: Win the War on Pollinator Decline with Ecological Gardening; Attract and Support Bees, Beetles, Butterflies, Bats, and Other Pollinators

The Pollinator Victory Garden is a new tutorial guide for attracting and protecting pollinators (bees, beetles, butterflies, bats, and others) in the home garden. Written by Kim Eierman and due out 7th Jan 2020, it's 160 pages and will be available in ebook and paperback formats.

This is a very well written and accessible book full of good general advice for doing what we can to support natural pollinators on our own as homeowners and gardeners. I appreciated that the author didn't primarily concentrate on the plight of domestic honeybees (which honestly are not native to most places outside of southern Europe and are thus more 'honey cows' than wild pollinators).

The book has a logical and easy to follow format. The chapters proceed logically and thematically: what pollinators are and what they do, habitat, forage/food, specific pollinators, and specific garden planning and execution. Additionally, the book includes comprehensive appendices covering plant lists, checklists, troubleshooting tips, resource and informational links, and a cross-referenced index.

There are so many books about every single facet of beekeeping and gardening (and beekeeping WITH gardening), but there aren't very many in my experience with a strong emphasis on attracting and supporting indigenous pollinators for diversity and biome health. This is a good one.

Five stars.

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.

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