Cornell University has created an online reference library of pollen grain images from flowering plants in the Fingelakes region of western New York.
The Presidential Memorandum on pollinators is a federal directive aimed at increasing pollinator related research and education, and improving pollinator health.
The FSA pollinator information page discusses pollinator related practices and policies of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Conservation Reserve Program.
The Xerces Society is a nonprofit group focusing on invertebrate conservation. Be sure to check their "Publications" section for useful resources.
In the upper right hand corner of the results page there is a box with an arrow pointing down that allows you to filter results according to insect taxonomy. The filter is set automatically at the taxonomic level of your search. For example, if you search for Apis mellifera the filter will read "species". This function is most useful when plant names or insect orders are entered as search terms. As an example, type "Pennsylvania Smartweed" into the plant search category.
Data can be accessed by entering single or multiple terms into one or more of the search box categories. As an example, type "honey bee" or “Apis mellifera” into the insect search box and you will receive results specific to Apis mellifera. Now type “Apis mellifera” and "bumble bee" into the insect search box. The results you receive through this search will display data for both the Western Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) and bumble bees.
The Pollinator Library provides basic documentation of plant-insect interactions over a broad geographic area. This information helps natural resource managers and policy advisors identify pollinator-friendly vegetation that can be incorporated into land conservation programs and habitat restoration efforts.
The limited geographic coverage of the Pollinator Library is a result of the size and breadth of data contributions by our collaborators. We hope that the Pollinator Library will grow to showcase floral visitation by insects throughout the United States.
USDA Plants Database provides standardized information on plants occurring in the Unites States.
If you are currently conducting research on plant-pollinator interactions or communities and you feel that data you have collected may fit with what is presented on the Pollinator Library please contact us. The data we are specifically interested in feature the following: location; date; host plant species; observation/voucher collector; land use; and elevation.