"Butterflies of Oklahoma, Kansas, and North Texas" focuses on
one hundred butterfly species common to the southern plains, a
crucial crossroads region of the central United States. Each
species is illustrated with one to four color photographs of
butterflies in free flight and other natural settings. These candid
shots are a welcome departure from the dried-and-pinned specimen
photographs of some field guides. Photographs are placed alongside
each butterfly's physical description and natural history,
eliminating the need to flip between galleries and text. Other
unique features include: modern terminology that general readers
will understanddescriptions of twenty prime butterfly spotting
sites in the tri-state region information on how to raise
butterflies from larval to adult stages an extensive bibliography
of additional resources.
With increasing interest in butterfly gardening, many readers
will appreciate practical how-to chapters for planning, installing,
and maintaining a custom butterfly sanctuary in their own
More conservationists are recognizing the importance of
butterflies to the ecosystem--as plant pollinators and examples of
natural mimicry and coloration. The authors of this guidebook hope
that a deeper understanding of these intriguing insects will lead
to their protection and to preservation of their habitat.
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