Butterflies Through Binoculars

Author: Jeffrey Glassberg
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN:
Format: PDF, Kindle
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For decades, bird watchers have delighted in the freedom and joy of nature armed only with binoculars and a good field guide. In more recent years, amateur naturalists have also turned their lenses to the world of butterflies, whose myriad species and fantastic shapes and colors offer an intriguing challenge to even the most seasoned birder. But while bird enthusiasts have always had the help of accurate and accessible handbooks, those observing butterflies have had no such advantage. Until now, that is.In this unique field guide, Jeffrey Glassberg has made butterfly watching a less frustrating and far more rewarding pastime, showing us how to find, identify, and enjoy the nearly 160 species that inhabit the Northeast. Butterflies Through Binoculars is the first butterfly guide to combine the immediacy and vividness of actual photographs of living butterflies with the traditional field guide format. While older guides cater to the collector, offering drawings that show the captured and mounted insect, this book shows butterflies in their natural poses and in the correct size relationship to related species. With Butterflies Through Binoculars in hand, the brilliant Tiger Swallowtail, the more dour Mourning Cloak, even the Rare Skipper itself will not elude identification by the beginning--or, for that matter, the more seasoned--observer. By focussing the guide on the Boston to Washington corridor, Glassberg has excluded the species from unrelated areas that have made older field guides so cumbersome. In addition, he provides entirely new field marks for butterfly identification, demonstrates how to identify subjects by way of the key characteristics butterflies are likely to display in their natural settings, shows how species can be recognized both from above and below, and explains how to differentiate between males and females.Besides being a handy guide to identification, Butterflies Through Binoculars also tells readers where to find particular species, giving a complete account of flight times, ranges, and seasonal patterns. Nine major locations for butterflying are described in great detail, and readers are directed to forty specific locations where uncommon--even rare--species can be found. And throughout the book, the basic natural history of each species is considered in a lively, readable fashion.For butterfly enthusiasts, for bird watchers who want to add a new dimension to their hobby, for anyone who is simply interested in exploring the wilds of their own back yard, Butterflies Through Binoculars will offer hours of delightful help and instruction.

Butterfly Gardening

Author: Jane Hurwitz
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400889367
Format: PDF, Kindle
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An indispensable and lavishly illustrated guide to creating a garden that attracts and sustains butterflies Butterfly gardening creates habitats that support butterflies, connecting us with some of the most beautiful creatures in the natural world and bringing new levels of excitement and joy to gardening. In this engaging and accessible guide, lavishly illustrated with more than two hundred color photographs and maps, accomplished butterfly gardener Jane Hurwitz presents essential information on how to choose and cultivate plants that will attract a range of butterflies to your garden and help sustain all the stages of their life cycles. An indispensable resource for aspiring and experienced butterfly gardeners alike, Butterfly Gardening is the most gardener-friendly source on the subject, covering all the practical details needed to create a vibrant garden habitat that fosters butterflies. It tells you which plants support which butterflies, depending on where you live; it describes what different butterflies require in the garden over the course of their lives; and it shows you how to become a butterfly watcher as well as a butterfly gardener. While predominantly recommending regionally native plants, the book includes information on non-native plants. It also features informative interviews with experienced butterfly gardeners from across the United States. These gardeners share a wealth of information on plants and practices to draw butterflies to all kinds of gardens--from small suburban gardens to community plots and larger expanses. Whether you are a gardener who wants to see more butterflies in your garden, a butterfly enthusiast who wants to bring that passion to the garden, or someone who simply wants to make their garden or yard friendlier to Monarchs or other butterflies, this is a must-have guide. An essential guide for aspiring and experienced butterfly gardeners Encourages readers to rethink gardening choices to support butterflies and other pollinators in their gardens and communities Introduces gardeners to butterfly watching Includes regional lists of plant species that are time-proven to help sustain butterflies and their caterpillars Features informative interviews with expert butterfly gardeners from across the United States

Attracting Hummingbirds and Butterflies in Tropical Florida

Author: Roger L. Hammer
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780813060248
Format: PDF
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From groundcovers to large trees, from soil requirements to effective seeding and frost-protection strategies, the author catalogues 200 of the best plants for luring hummingbirds and butterflies into even the smallest yards. The book offers helpful tips for beginning and establishing a thriving refuge that is easy to maintain, and the selection of exotic plants are all safe for use in Florida. --

Butterfly Gardening with Native Plants

Author: Christopher Kline
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1632209306
Format: PDF
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Butterfly expert Christopher Kline provides an easy-to-read introduction to the topic in Butterfly Gardening with Native Plants, a how-to guide covering butterfly gardening basics, garden designs, common butterflies in the garden, native nectar, guide to host plants, and sources for native plants. Included are over 150 color photographs as well as several detailed illustrations on garden layout. With this guide, it is easy to choose plants to attract specific species of butterflies, and Kline provides a photo guide for identifying butterflies as well. On every page there is a basic timeline to indicate the best season for both plants and butterfly sightings. Butterfly Gardening with Native Plants is more than just a collection of pretty pictures. This book takes readers into the world of gardening from a butterfly’s perspective. As available habitats continually decrease for butterflies, the use of native plants in the home landscape becomes more critical. This book will walk you through the process of using native plants to attract butterflies to your home landscape. Butterfly Gardening with Native Plants is a must-have for those who love butterflies and want to attract them to their property.

Butterflies of Southwest Florida

Author: Marc C. Minno
Publisher: Quick Reference Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9780982551677
Format: PDF, ePub
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Butterflies of Southwest Florida: This waterproof guide beautifully illustrates over 80 species of butterflies and most of their caterpillars found in southwestern Florida. The pocket-sized guide features color photos in a side-by-side format that makes it ideal for field use. Both temperate and colorful tropical species such as the Malachite and Ruddy Daggerwing are shown. Common and scientific names, adult size, season when they can be found, and their caterpillar host plants are listed. Tips on finding butterflies and caterpillars are given and the life cycle of the Gulf Fritillary is illustrated. Nature enthusiasts of all ages will enjoy using this guide.

Stokes Butterfly Book

Author: Donald Stokes
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 9780316817806
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Copiously illustrated with maps, line drawings, and full-color photographs, this large format paperback book contains the essential information that backyard nature enthusiasts want and need -- to attract butterflies to their yards.

Butterflies of Florida Field Guide

Author: Jaret C. Daniels
Publisher: Adventure Publications(MN)
ISBN: 9781591930051
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Butterfly identification is now simple for everyone! This handy field guide focuses on 133 species of Ohio butterflies, arranged by color. See a blue butterfly? Turn to the blue section. Perfect for backyard or field use, this book features full-color photos of each butterfly plus an illustration that points out key identification marks. Youíll learn things youíve always wondered about butterflies while easily identifying the ones that you see.

Butterfly Gardening

Author: Jane Hurwitz
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400889367
Format: PDF
Download Now
An indispensable and lavishly illustrated guide to creating a garden that attracts and sustains butterflies Butterfly gardening creates habitats that support butterflies, connecting us with some of the most beautiful creatures in the natural world and bringing new levels of excitement and joy to gardening. In this engaging and accessible guide, lavishly illustrated with more than two hundred color photographs and maps, accomplished butterfly gardener Jane Hurwitz presents essential information on how to choose and cultivate plants that will attract a range of butterflies to your garden and help sustain all the stages of their life cycles. An indispensable resource for aspiring and experienced butterfly gardeners alike, Butterfly Gardening is the most gardener-friendly source on the subject, covering all the practical details needed to create a vibrant garden habitat that fosters butterflies. It tells you which plants support which butterflies, depending on where you live; it describes what different butterflies require in the garden over the course of their lives; and it shows you how to become a butterfly watcher as well as a butterfly gardener. While predominantly recommending regionally native plants, the book includes information on non-native plants. It also features informative interviews with experienced butterfly gardeners from across the United States. These gardeners share a wealth of information on plants and practices to draw butterflies to all kinds of gardens--from small suburban gardens to community plots and larger expanses. Whether you are a gardener who wants to see more butterflies in your garden, a butterfly enthusiast who wants to bring that passion to the garden, or someone who simply wants to make their garden or yard friendlier to Monarchs or other butterflies, this is a must-have guide. An essential guide for aspiring and experienced butterfly gardeners Encourages readers to rethink gardening choices to support butterflies and other pollinators in their gardens and communities Introduces gardeners to butterfly watching Includes regional lists of plant species that are time-proven to help sustain butterflies and their caterpillars Features informative interviews with expert butterfly gardeners from across the United States