Native Plant Gardening for Birds, Bees & Butterflies: Southwest offers southwest gardening tips. Photograph by Douglas Merriam.

CLIMATE CHANGE DISRUPTS THE LIVES of pollinators whose work ensures the rest of us have food to eat. In Native Plant Gardening for Birds, Bees & Butterflies: Southwest (Adventure Publications), George Oxford Miller delivers an advanced class in how to help plants and pollinators work together. An Albuquerque wildflower expert, Miller explains soil cultivation, proper plant selection, and the unique growing conditions for cacti, trees, shrubs, flowers, vines, and grasses. But can a backyard plot really make a difference for pollinators? Yes, Miller writes: “Plant it and they will come.” Warning: Luscious photos will propel you to a local nursery.

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