Family Butterfly Book

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The Family Butterfly Book
Projects, activities, and a field guide to 40 favorite North American species

by Rick Mikula

ISBN 1-58017-292-X
176 pages; 8 1/2" x 11"; Paperback.

  • Raise Your Own Butterflies!
  • Create a butterfly habitat
  • 15 projects and activities
  • Close-ups of 40 favorite North American butterflies

Everyone enjoys seeing butterflies flitting about on a warm summer day, but few people realize that many species are endangered. Without help, nine out of ten caterpillars won't survive long enough to become butterflies. The "grandfather of butterfly farming," Rick Mikula, wants to improve these odds. In The Family Butterfly Book, Rick shares his vast knowledge, contagious enthusiasm, and deep respect for these fascinating creatures.

Rick explains the transformation from egg to caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly from start to finish. With stunning color photographs and detailed illustrations, you will discover how to attract, safely catch, handle, raise and support butterflies. He also discusses how to make irresistible habitats for butterflies and emphasizes the importance of basking sites, water sources, and shelter. Did you ever want to hand feed a butterfly? Have a live-butterfly tree? Feature butterflies in special celebrations? Rick explains all that and more.

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