A portable, comprehensive field guide to North American butterfliesbrimming with concise descriptions and stunning color photographs, and designed to fit into your back pocketfrom the go-to reference source for over 18 million nature lovers.
This streamlined volume contains: a simple field guide identifying 80 of the most widespread butterflies in North America and a complete overview of observing butterflies, covering basic identifying field marks and practical tips for observing and distinguishing different butterflies.
This pocket guide is packed with information; bright photographs capturing the butterflies perched with their wings spread and closed; specific descriptions of each species' important identifying characteristics, life cycle, habitat and range, line drawings depicting the basic butterfly anatomy, a description of major butterfly groups and a glossary of technical terms.
When observing these beautifully fragile creatures, the National Audubon Society Guide to Familiar Butterflies of North America is an excellent and handy reference guide to take along during any nature walk.
About the Author
RICHARD K. WALTON is director and co-founder of the Monarch Monitoring Project for the New Jersey Audubon, a non-profit organization that promotes environmental awareness and conservation. He has studied at Hobart College and Lesley College.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
If you are looking for a pocket guide for butterflies to carry with you, you couldn't do better than National Audubon Society Pocket Guide to Familiar Butterflies Of North America. This guide "describes and illustrates 80 of the most abundant an widespread butterflies in North America. (p.6)" The photographs are simple and beautiful and useful for identification. Each entry begins with an introductory para graph followed by identification, habitat, range, and life cycle. The book doesn't provide maps for the range, which can be seen as a drawback.