Dig in for habitat

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April 6, 2022

Now is the time to get digging for pollinator habitat. Whether that’s a literal dig to make room for new plants in your garden or farm, or digging for clues around herbicide damage in the environment, we’ve got you covered. Read on for practical resources you can trust on how to make a positive difference for the invertebrates in your community.
Herbicide Drift: How to Monitor and Report Damage to Wild Plants

When herbicides drift away from their target crops and plants, they can cause significant damage to crops, pollinators, and other vulnerable plants and wildlife, but did you know most drift damage goes unreported? This is especially true for damage to non-crop plants in backyards and natural areas.

Reporting herbicide drift damage provides important evidence that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will consider in reviewing and revising pesticide label restrictions and registrations, and that conservation organizations like Xerces and our partners can use to advocate for greater protections.

Learn more about what symptoms to look for on plants and how to report potential herbicide drift injury to your state pesticide regulatory agency. Read More

Meet the Partners Saving Pollinators with Xerces’ California Habitat Kits
Over the past three years, Xerces has given away over 105,000 plants through our California Habitat Kit program to partners across the state who are creating habitat for monarchs and other pollinators. We’ve been able to work with some really great people as part of this program who have helped to create habitat in a variety of landscapes.

Interest forms for our 2022 California Habitat Kits are available now on our website, and are due on April 15, 2022. Kits are available for people creating pollinator habitat on working lands or public lands in California. Learn More

We’re Hiring!

Xerces is seeking individuals across a variety of skill sets to join our team and advance the cause of invertebrate conservation. We invite you to view the positions, apply, and/or share within your network.
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Upcoming Events

On April 7, Xerces’ Climate Change Lead Angela Laws will talk about the many linkages between climate change and biodiversity. On April 19, join Aaron Anderson and Sharon Selvaggio to learn about the unique and specialized relationships between pollinators, plants, and other species and how your planting choices can support biodiversity and conservation needs.

Register and view more upcoming events on the Xerces events page. Learn More

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