Butterfly Gardening

Butterfly Gardening

The North American Butterfly Association Guide

Book - 2018
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Creating habitats that support butterflies will connect you with some of the most beautiful creatures in the natural world-- and bring new levels of joy to your gardening. Hurwitz shows you how to choose and cultivate plants that will attract a range of butterflies, while sustaining them through their life cycles. She includes information for various types of climates, as well as helping your identify the butterflies you attract.
Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780691170343
0691170347
Characteristics: 288 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 26 cm

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GinaT3010
Jan 26, 2020

The photos in this book are almost breathtaking in color and focus of many beautiful butterflies. That is probably the best reason to check this one out. The book also has some helpful information about various caterpillars and what plants they feed on. I didn't always agree with the author based on my personal experience with my own butterfly garden. Butterfly cassia just as senna is a host plant for Orange Barred Sulphur. What is a little bit of a let-down is the paucity of info on butterflies in Florida, a subject the writer dismisses due to the state's huge variety of climate conditions and numerous butterflies to focus on. A few widely seen butterflies deserved mention, like the zebra longwing, the Florida's state butterfly, Monarchs, the Gulf Fritillary and a number of other regulars. It is one of those books once you check out, you don't spend all that much time with it.

NorthPlains_BriannaS Oct 06, 2018

Good mix of photographs and information, I appreciate that the book includes specific information for the Portland metro area.

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