John Acorn and talented artist Ian Sheldon team up to help shed light on 180 species of butterflies in our province with this beautifully illustrated and written book showing the intricacy of butterfly wing patterns and explaining their complex life histories:
* Size, identifying features, habitat, flight seasons, caterpillar food, similar species and notes on name origins and butterfly trivia
* Spectacular illustrations of the butterflies in their most natural poses, plus full-colour photos in family introductions
* Engaging text to simplify the overwhelming complexities of butterfly names
* Tips on studying butterflies and the ethics of collecting.
The study of butterflies has some wonderful traditions and has been blessed with some brilliant scientists, authors and butterfolk. So, whether you carry a net, a camera, binoculars or just a walking stick and a curious mind, John and Ian hope you will approach the study of butterflies with warmth, humility and tolerance for others.