Familiar Butterflies

Author: Richard K. Walton,Paul A. Opler,National Audubon Society

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated

ISBN: 9780679729815

Category: Nature

Page: 191

View: 6238

Describes and illustrates eighty of the most abundant and widespread species in North America, and includes basic facts and information about their life cycle, habitat, and range

A Field Guide to the Familiar

Learning to Observe the Natural World

Author: Gale Lawrence,Adelaide Tyrol

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 9780874518658

Category: Nature

Page: 274

View: 9517

Essays offer a fresh look at common plants, animals, and natural phenomena

What's that Butterfly?

A starter’s guide to butterflies of South Africa

Author: Steve Woodhall

Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa

ISBN: 1431702277

Category: Nature

Page: 144

View: 7767

"What’s that Butterfly? makes identifying butterflies easy! Designed with the beginner in mind, the book arrnages butterflies into groups that have broadly similar appearance and habits, including groups that are difficult to identify and those that are particularly hard to track down. Readers are encouraged to become familiar with the group before trying to identify individual species. Interesting fact boxes complement the text, and attractive colour photographs illustrate each species’ appearance. A comprehensive intro duction covers common behaviour, habits and habitats of South African butterflies, as well as their life history, where and how to find them, and butterfly rearing and breeding. On its own, or in combination with a field guide, What’s that Butterfly? is a colourful, user-friendly handbook and an inspiring introduction to the butterflies of the region."

Kaufman Field Guide to Butterflies of North America

Author: Jim P. Brock,Kenn Kaufman

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618768264

Category: Nature

Page: 391

View: 5999

The most user-friendly butterfly guide ever published, still handy and compact, now updated with the very latest information - Follows the latest classification, recognizing more than forty additional species - Includes four new color plates of Mexican-border rarities - More than 2,300 images of butterflies in natural poses - Pictorial table of contents - Convenient one-page index - Range maps on text pages

The Life Cycle of Butterflies

Teacher's Guide

Author: N.A

Publisher: National Academies


Category: Butterflies

Page: 124

View: 9736

A 4-6 week unit designed for 2nd graders that highlights the life cycle of the Painted Lady butterfly.

Butterflies in the Backyard

Author: Scott Shalaway

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811750914

Category: Nature

Page: 86

View: 3686

Part natural history, part gardening guide, Butterflies in the Backyard contains solid information on butterfly behavior and habitats, and also explains in careful detail how to attract these lovely creatures to your backyard with plants and feeders. Includes up-to-date information on migration and conservation efforts, as well as an identification guide for the most common North American species.

The Butterflies of Australia

Author: Albert Orr,Roger Kitching

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 174269148X

Category: Nature

Page: 336

View: 841

A complete guide to Australian butterflies, with hundreds of beautiful illustrations in typical habitats.

Peterson First Guide to Butterflies and Moths

Author: Paul A. Opler

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395906651

Category: Nature

Page: 128

View: 1754

Describes and illustrates 183 butterflies and moths of North America, and includes advice on butterfly-watching and butterfly conservation

Pocket Guide to Butterflies

Author: Bob Gibbons

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472915941

Category: Nature

Page: 192

View: 4848

This book is as visually impressive as it is useful in the field, with many stunning full-page and double-page photographs to support the authoritative text. The introduction explains the basics of butterflies and their identification. Each species is illustrated by the author's remarkable photographs. The text covers information such as ID features, distribution, habitat, status, confusion species and interesting facts.

Monitoring Butterflies for Ecology and Conservation

The British Butterfly Monitoring Scheme

Author: E. Pollard,T.J. Yates

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780412634604

Category: Fiction

Page: 274

View: 3832

Previously published in hardback and now made available in paperback, this ground-breaking book is a must for all interested in butterflies, whether as conservation biologist, amateur or professional entomologist or as a student studying the phenomenon of butterfly populations as part of a number of biology, ecology or conservation courses. Recently, many British butterflies have suffered severe declines whole others have flourished and expanded in range. This is the first book to describe the results from a British scheme to monitor butterflies during this period of change. The Monitoring Scheme, initiated in 1976 by the senior author is based on frequent counts at some 90 sites throughout Britain. The combined efforts of both amateurs and professionals have thus produced a dataset with no equivalent elsewhere in the world. The book therefore provides a unique perspective on trends in numbers, extinction and foundation of populations; flight periods, local distributions, migration and other aspects of population ecology. Practical problems encountered during the conservation of butterflies of individual sites are outlined. The relevance of this monitoring for an understanding of the effects of the weather - climatic warming - is described.

Bloodline: of Peasants, Pilgrims and Poets

Author: Larry Warkentin

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477131094

Category: Fiction

Page: 609

View: 1937

Bloodline spans a thousand years of murder, sex, suicide and insanity,balanced by faith, family loyalty, pacifism and pilgrimage. It follows a family from the Middle Ages in Holland to the Twentieth Century in Oklahoma. The family chooses a unique faith--Anabaptist-Mennonite--and for that reason they are hounded across Europe by the political and religious establishment. The historical details have been carefully researched, however most of the characters are fictionalized. Each character is a storyteller speaking in the first person. Dialogue is written without quotation marks and identification of the persons speaking must be determined from the words spoken.

A Golden Book of Butterflies

187 Familiar North American Butterflies

Author: John Frederick Gates Clarke

Publisher: N.A


Category: Butterflies

Page: 68

View: 2035

Describes the insects, their habits and habitats--Book publishers record.

The Garden Lover’s Guide to Houston

Author: Eileen Houston

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 1585446130

Category: Nature

Page: 216

View: 4814

The Houston area offers an abundance of resources and activities for gardeners and garden lovers, if people only know where to look: Love roses? Go to the Garden Center in Hermann Park. Want fresh vegetables? Pay in advance for a weekly supply at Central City Co-op. Can’t live without daffodils? Find twenty varieties at the Bulb and Plants Mart. In this handy, versatile guide to all things related to gardens in Houston and its environs, Texas Master Gardener Eileen Houston presents the book she wished had been available when she first moved to the city. Writing about public gardens, garden events, farmers’ markets, garden clubs, retail nurseries, volunteer opportunities, and more, Houston shares her favorite finds in an opening section, called “Best of the Best,” listing places and events she believes garden enthusiasts will not want to miss. For each garden site, event, and outlet, readers learn what they need to know about times, fees, locations, and contact information. A map and key help identify which destinations will require some planning and which can be easily enjoyed, depending on where readers live or work. Helpful descriptions focus on the special features or distinctive ambience of each place or happening. A chapter on retail sources is packed with advice: where to buy native or organically raised plants; how to find specialty shops and nurseries devoted to specific kinds of plants, such as African violets, bonsai, tropicals, roses, orchids, and cacti;· which retailers offer fountains, benches, sculptures, and antique garden accessories. At the end of the book, Houston steers readers to her recommended garden books and websites. Anyone interested in exploring the gardening scene in Houston and surrounding areas—whether resident or visitor, participant or spectator—will discover in this book much to do and share with family, friends, and fellow gardeners.

Conservation of the Richmond Birdwing Butterfly in Australia

Author: Donald P.A. Sands,Tim R. New

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400771703

Category: Nature

Page: 209

View: 8926

This survey of one the longest insect conservation campaigns in Australia deals with recovery of one of the most iconic endemic butterflies, the Richmond birdwing, threatened by clearance and fragmentation of subtropical rainforest in eastern Australia and the spread of an alien larval food-plant. Its conservation has involved many aspects of community involvement, developed over more than 20 years, and focused on habitat restoration and weed eradication, in conjunction with conservation of remaining forest fragments. The work has involved the entire historical range of the butterfly, addressed threats and emphasised landscape connectivity, and has enhanced recovery through extensive plantings of native food plants. Interest has been maintained through extensive publicity, community education and media activity, and the programme has provided many lessons for advancing insect conservation practice in the region.

Butterflies of Oregon

Author: Ernst John Dornfeld

Publisher: International Specialized Book Service Incorporated


Category: Butterflies

Page: 276

View: 8969