Habitat on the Farm
Plants that Attract Bees Fact Sheet
Bees are most attracted to flowers that are bright white, yellow or blue; and if the petal shapes are shallow, tubular or have a landing platform. Native pollinators are more attracted to native plants, so consider using some or all native perennials, shrubs and even trees. These plants are also better suited to our soils and climate, making them a lower maintenance/lower cost choice for you.
Controlling Pests With Birds Article | Audubon Magazine
Article detailing how birds provide valuable ecosystem services, defending crops, such as grapes and coffee, from insects.
Farming for Bees Booklet | Xerces
Farming for Bees outlines ways to protect and enhance habitat for native crop pollinators in the farm landscape. Containing a wealth of information about common groups of native bees, their habitat requirements, and conservation strategies to increase their numbers on farms.