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eBook Bees, Wasps, and Ants: The Indispensable Role of Hymenoptera in Gardens ePub

by Eric Grissell

  • ISBN: 0881929883
  • Category: Biological Sciences
  • Subcategory: Math Science
  • Author: Eric Grissell
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Timber Press; First Edition edition (June 30, 2010)
  • Pages: 336
  • ePub book: 1913 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1760 kb
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  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 863

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Grissell brings years of study and an infectious enthusiasm to this beautifully illustrated volume

Grissell brings years of study and an infectious enthusiasm to this beautifully illustrated volume. From the impact of insects on our lives to their biology and families, this is packed with detailed information tailored to gardener and growing interests, and thus is recommended for home and garden collections as well as any science library.

The ecological roles of Hymenoptera are appreciated much more widely than those of many other insects, and intrude widely on human wellbeing, either with positive or negative impacts. Unlike many beetles and butterflies, the most popular focal groups in insect conservation, acknowledgement of widespread ecological significance is the most important and widely understood impetus to sustain their diversity and abundance. Individual species conservation programmes are relatively few in comparison with those other groups.

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Bees, Wasps, and Ants explores the importance of the Hymenoptera and explains how gardeners can encourage (or .

Bees, Wasps, and Ants explores the importance of the Hymenoptera and explains how gardeners can encourage (or discourage) them in the garden. Part One includes a summary of their biology and a tour of what role they play in each part of the garden. Eric Grissell – a member of the Garden Writers Association as well as a half dozen entomological and horticultural societies – has written two books of essays on gardening and a popular book entitled Insects and Gardens. His latest book, Bees, Wasps, and Ants: The Indispensable Role of Hymenoptera in Gardens, examines the undeniably important role these often maligned insects play in our lives and gardens.

and Ants : The Indispensable Role of Hymenoptera in Gardens. Few insects are more important than bees, wasps, and ants

Bees, Wasps, and Ants : The Indispensable Role of Hymenoptera in Gardens. They maintain the garden's biological balance, fertilize vegetables, fruits, and flowers, and recycle nutrients within the soil. It's no exaggeration to say that a garden can't be understood without an understanding of its insects. Bees, Wasps, and Ants explores the importance of the Hymenoptera and explains how gardeners can encourage (or discourage) them in the garden.

Bees, Wasps, and Ants explores the importance of the Hymenoptera and . Bees, Wasps, and Ants is sure to persuade even the most insectphobic reader to invite these fascinating creatures into their gardens. Part Two takes a closer look at the individual groups within the family, including sawflies, horntails, woodwasps, parasitic wasps, predatory wasps, bees, and ants.

Bees, wasps, and ants. the indispensable role of Hymenoptera in gardens. The impact of bees, wasps, and ants on our lives. What are Hymenoptera? Some basics of Hymenopteran biology. A garden of Hymenoptera. The garden's cows: sawflies. Published 2010 by Timber Press in Portland, Or. Written in English. In library, Hymenoptera, Ants, Wasps, Bees, Popular works. The garden's police: true parasitoids, stinging parasitoids, and a few surprises. The garden's wolves: predatory wasps. The garden's pollinators: bees. The garden's recyclers: ants.

When I water my garden, I sometimes see ants scurrying away, which indicates that the garden had gotten .

When I water my garden, I sometimes see ants scurrying away, which indicates that the garden had gotten quite dry. If I want to be working in a part of the garden and I see lots of ants, I water it and come back to that area in half an hour. Other than that, I don't control ants. I plant lots of plants for pollinators and beneficial insects, so that they will stay around and eat the aphids. Ants provide many ecological services, including eating flea eggs. The book Bees, Wasps, and Ants: The Indispensable Role of Hymenoptera in Gardens by Eric Grissell is a good resource.

Few insects are more important than bees, wasps, and ants. They maintain the garden’s biological balance, fertilize vegetables, fruits, and flowers, and recycle nutrients within the soil. It’s no exaggeration to say that a garden can’t be understood without an understanding of its insects. Bees, Wasps, and Ants explores the importance of the Hymenoptera and explains how gardeners can encourage (or discourage) them in the garden. Part One includes a summary of their biology and a tour of what role they play in each part of the garden. Part Two takes a closer look at the individual groups within the family, including sawflies, horntails, woodwasps, parasitic wasps, predatory wasps, bees, and ants. Bees, Wasps, and Ants is sure to persuade even the most insectphobic reader to invite these fascinating creatures into their gardens.

Comments

Jaberini Jaberini
This book was exactly as I expected, a complicated subject made accessible to the knowledgeable layman by a writer that really knows and loves his field. Eric Grissell has written a number of books and his "Insects and Gardens: In Pursuit of a Garden Ecology" is excellent and probably a better place for those of casual interest to start. This book delves deeper into a particularly important order of insects and is both fascinating and horrifying, just as I wanted but it might be a bit much for the tender hearted.
ndup ndup
I absolutely love this book and find it to be a most valuable guide to a much-feared group of insects. As a shutterbug new to macro photography of insects, I have become immersed in a world most people ignore unless they are frightened by an aggressive Hymenopteran. The photos in this book are first rate and have helped me with identification of my own tiny subjects. As the author points out, this is not a field guide per se, but a sound introduction to the natural history and biology of these insects. Their roles in nature are complex and fascinating. This book is aimed at serious students of insect life and garden enthusiasts. The writing is clear albeit somewhat technical at times, which is to be expected as it is a science book. The author is especially good on the Parasitoid Wasps, the main focus of his own professional work in the field. If you enjoy above average science books and have an interest in gardening or insect photography you should get yourself a copy of this book.
Rolorel Rolorel
I sat down and started to read it last night a it's great read. I only wish there were more photos and some sketches showing the parts of the insects. I'm not saying everyone would love this book but for those people (especially amateurs like me) who really like wasps and bees, and know little about them, this is the book for you. That's all I have to say about it - now I have to get back to "Bees, Wasps and Ants".
Braned Braned
To an amateur entomologist like me, this book is a dream come true. Eric Grissell uses enough scientific lingo to keep topics clear, but often wanders into personal territory as he explores the lives of bees, wasps and ants. Some of his stories are surprisingly funny!

As head garden writer for Mother Earth News, I initially picked up this book to learn more about wasps and hornets -personal passions for years. Now Grissell has me interested in ants. Although I don't have room for more books, I'm making room for this one next to Whitney Cranshaw's Garden Insects of North America. If you're fascinated by insects, you need both.
Mitars Riders Mitars Riders
We all know bees, wasps and ants are fascinating critters; Eric Grissell's sense of humor and deep knowledge make this book a delight to read. Now I know what all of those large hairy and tiny hairless winged things have been doing out there among the roses, hostas, eggplants and peas. Nature can be cruel but the horrors inflicted by wasps and ants would be difficult to invent, even for the most twisted of inventors. All of this makes for interesting, provocative reading. It's a book that made me, at 73, approach my garden with renewed childlike wonder.
Qumen Qumen
Excellent book for gardeners and the insects that are vital to the well-being of the garden.
Galubel Galubel
more detailed and academic than I really want, but has a nice dry wit
I had no idea how many different genus and species exist. I now am starting to try and identify the insects I encounter in my world and to have greater respect for their existence. All life is precious.