Pollinate Wellesley Events

FLOWER POWER: How Native Plants Can Save our Bugs and Birds! 

Learn from experts about designing a native garden, healthy yard care practices that will save time and money, and why biodiversity matters. 7PM via Zoom on April 29, May 6 and May 13. Learn more and sign up for one or all at Wellesley Conservation Land Trust.

Sponsored by the Wellesley Conseration Land Trust, Sustainable Wellesley, Wellesley Natural Resources Commission, and the Wellesley Free Library



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RECOMMENDED READING

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Find these great books at your local library to keep you informed and inspired.  Download the full list here.


Books (adults): 

  •  Bringing Nature Home, by Doug Tallamy
  • Nature’s Best Hope, by Doug Tallamy
  • The Pollinator Victory Garden: Win the War on Pollinator Decline with Ecological Gardening,  Kim Eirman. 
  •  The Green Garden: A New England Guide to Planting, and Maintaining the Eco-Friendly Habitat Garden, by Ellen Sousa
  • The Living Landscape: Designing for Beauty and Biodiversity in the Home Garden, by Rick Dark and Doug Tallamy
  •  Native Plants for New England Gardens, by Mark Richardson and Dan Jaffe 
  •  Native Plants of the Northeast: A Guide for Gardening and Conservationby Donald Leopold 
  • 100 Plants to Feed the Bees, Xerces Society
  • Attracting Native Pollinators, Xerces Society
  •  Lawns into Meadows: Growing a Regenerative Landscape, by Owen Wormser 
  • A Guide to Invasive Plants in Massachusetts, by Paul Somers
  •  Bees: An Identification and Native Plant Forage Guide, by Heather Holm 
  •  Pollinators of Native Plants, by Heather Holm 
  • Our Native Bees: North America’s Endangered Pollinators and the Fight to Save Them, by Paige Embry
  • The Bees in Your Backyard, by J. Wilson and O.M. Messinger Carril
  • Noah’s Garden, by Sara Stein
  • The Art of Butterfly Gardening, by Mathew Tekulsky

 Books (children): 

  • Señorita Mariposa, Ben Gundersheimer. Illustrated by Marcos Alvado Rivera
  •  The Puddle GardenJared Rosenbaum (Wild Ridge Plants). Illustrated by Laura Rosenbaum 
  •  Native Plant Stories, Joseph Bruchac 
  •  Pretty Tricky: The Secret Ways Plants Survive, Etta Kanor 
  •  The Queen Who Banished Bugs: A Tale of Bees, Butterflies, Ants and other PollinatorsFerris Kelly Robinson 
  • Rusty Bumble: A Bee’s Story, by Melissa Davey