Readings, papers and resources

We’ll post suggested books, papers, resources and websites here. Check back as the series unfolds for more links and resources.

Webinar Presenter and Topic Suggested Readings Resources
Week 1

October 14

Doug Tallamy, University of Delaware

Pollinators’ Best Hope: A New Approach to Pollinator Habitat That Starts in Your Yard

Nature’s Best Hope: A New Approach to Conservation That Starts in Your Yard, by Douglas Tallamy Join the Homegrown National Park movement

NWF Native Plant Finder

Keystone Plants by ecoregion, Doug Tallamy and NWF

Host Plants (for butterflies and moths) by Ecoregion, Doug Tallamy and NWF

Nature Play at Home by Nancy Striniste

Week 2

October 21

Harland Patch, Penn State University

Creating Pollinator Gardens: The Role of Plant Choice and Design

Complex floral traits shape pollinator attraction to ornamental plants, Erickson et al

Herbaceous perennial ornamental plants can support complex pollinator communities, Erickson et al



The Arboretum at Penn State

The Pollinator and Bird Garden at The Arboretum at Penn State

Penn State Center for Pollinator Research

2023 International Conference on Pollinator Biology, Health and Policy, The Penn Stater Conference Center, June 3 – 6, 2023

Week 3

October 28

Heather Holm, Author and Biologist

Creating and Managing Habitat for Native Bees

Books by Heather Holm Poster/infographic: How to Create Habitat for Stem-nesting Bees

Find Heather’s posters, plant lists and more here.

Heather’s pollinator photos for educational use

Heather’s YouTube channel

Soft Landings: diverse native plantings under keystone trees (handouts, infographics and examples)

Week 4

November 4

Matthew Shepherd, The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation

Deciding To Create a Pollinator Garden Is the Easy Step — What To Do Next?


Attracting Native Pollinators: The Xerces Society Guide Protecting North America’s Bees and Butterflies Resources from The Xerces Society:

Pollinator Conservation Resource Center

Pollinator-Friendly Native Plant Lists

Pollinator Conservation Seed Mixes

Organic site preparation for wildflower establishment

Partnering with Communities to Protect Pollinators,  Wings 45(1): Spring 2022 (Collaborations)

Xerces events (virtual and in person)

Bee City and Bee Campus USA

Nesting and Overwintering Habitat

Leave the leaves

Reducing pesticide use and impacts

Xerces signs, books and more

Week 5

November 11

Shana Byrd, The Dawes Arboretum

Shana Byrd, The Dawes Arboretum

Getting Started with Wildflower Patches, Flower Strips, and Meadows

Managing Alternative Pollinators, Chapter Ten: Habitat Conservation for Native Pollinators

Managing Alternative Pollinators: Chapter Pollinator Conservation in Natural and Restored Areas