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Some environmental issues polarize people, producing weary political stalemates of indecision and inaction. Others, however, grab hold of our most primeval instincts, causing us to reach deeply into our memories of childhood, and our first direct experiences with nature: the bumble bee nest we poked at with a stick; the man at the county fair with the bee(More)
A Xe rce s So cie ty Co ns er va tio n Ca mp aig n The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation is a nonprofit organization that protects wildlife through the conservation of invertebrates and their habitat. Established in 1971, the Society is at the forefront of invertebrate protection, harnessing the knowledge of scientists and the enthusiasm of(More)
The foraging patterns of Osmia cornifrons (Radoszkowski) (Megachilidae, Hymenoptera) were determined with an immunomarking method and correlated with fruit set in a commercial tart cherry orchard in Pennsylvania. Adults of O. cornifrons were self-marked with chicken egg-white protein powder from a dispenser nest box placed at the center of the study orchard(More)
The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation is a nonprofit organization that protects wildlife through the conservation of invertebrates and their habitat. Established in 1971, the Society is at the forefront of invertebrate protection, harnessing the knowledge of scientists and enthusiasm of citizens to implement conservation programs worldwide. The(More)
The Xerces Society is a non-profit, science-based, conservation organization with its principle place of business in Portland, Oregon. The Xerces Society is dedicated to protecting biological diversity through the study and conservation of invertebrates. The Xerces Society has over 5000 members living throughout the US and in several other countries. Scott(More)
Pollinators are a critical part of profitable agriculture. Native bees can provide all the pollination a crop needs. Native bees are more efficient than honey bees at pollinating some crops. Native bees can buffer against honey bee losses. Insect pollination is critical for the production of many important crops in the United States including importantly(More)
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