Did you know a honeybee visits about 50 to 100 flowers during each nectar-collection trip? You’ll discover loads of interesting facts about 35 common pollinating insects – from ladybugs, moths, and beetles to bees, wasps, flies, and butterflies – including appearance, history and breeding, and details of how to attract them to your garden. From ladybugs whose larvae love to munch on herbs like coriander, fennel, and dill, to nocturnal moths who prefer a flower’s scent to its color, this fun and fascinating pocket guide will turn both young and old into pollinator enthusiasts.
Tim Harris has written books about nature and the environment for both children and adults, including the award-winning Migration Hotspots: the World's Best Bird Migration Sites. He lives on the edge of Epping Forest in London, England, and has been fascinated by all aspects of the natural world since a young age. After studying Norwegian glaciers at university, his quest for wildlife has seen him explore the giant dunes of the Namib Desert, climb the slopes of Popocatapetl in Mexico, camp in the Sumatran rainforest, and search the frozen Sea of Okhotsk for sea-eagles.