Butterfly and Moth Books :
The Family Butterfly Book (Paperback), BK002
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.
Though many of us know that caterpillars turn into butterflies, Rick
explains the transformation from start to finish - egg to caterpillar to
chrysallis to butterfly - and reveals where each stage can be found in the
wilds of our own backyards. With stunning color photographs and detailed
illustrations, Rick explains how to attract, safely catch and handle, and
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.
Features many do-it-yourelf projects that can be completed for under $10
and 2 percent of net profits will be donated to Monarch Watch, butterfly survival fund.
176 pages; paper
Sale Price: $
Product Code: BK002
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