Year 2- Wild about Butterflies

Annotated Bibliography

Alcock, John. In a Desert Garden: Love and Death Among the Insects. W. W. Norton & Company, 1997. Introduces the reader to the lives and loves of desert insects as they forage through a backyard oasis.

Arizona Native Plant Society and Sonoran Arthropod Studies Institute. Desert Butterfly Gardening, 1996. This $2. booklet describes desert and low water use plants for attracting butterflies. Both nectar and larval food plants are covered and small color photos show both plants and butterflies.

Bailowitz, Richard A. and Brock, James P. Butterflies of Southeastern Arizona. Sonoran Arthropod Studies Institute, 1991. Includes distribution, flight period, and larval food plants for butterflies found in southeastern Arizona. Mostly black and white photos with a few color plates at the end.

Bailowitz, Richard A. and Danforth, Douglas. 70 Common Butterflies of the Southwest. Southwest Parks and Monument Association, 1997. Compact guide to some of the butterflies of the Southwest. Includes information on where to find them. Large color photographs.

Brock, Jim P. and Kaufman, Kenn. The Kaufman Focus Guide to Butterflies of North America. Houghton Mifflin Co., 2003. Comprehensive field guide to the butterflies of North America. Introduction includes useful information on how to find and identify butterflies as well as ways to help in their conservation.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Butterfly Gardening. Handbook #175, 2003. Accounts of some common butterfly species in North American; practical gardening information on butterfly and caterpillar plants for different regions of the U. S.

Buchmann, Stephen L. and Nabhan, Gary Paul. The Forgotten Pollinators. Island Press/Shearwater Books, 1996. Explores the relationships between plants and the animals they depend on for reproduction.

Grissell, Eric. Insects and Gardens. Timber Press, 2001. Introduces the reader to insect biology and the role of insects in garden ecology. Casts an appreciative eye on the doings of insects.

Mikula, Rick. The Family Butterfly Book. Storey Books, 2000. Offers family projects and activies for identifying, carying for, and raising caterpillars in the backyard.

Stokes, Donald and Lillian and Williams, Ernest. The Butterfly Book. Little, Brown and Company, 1991. An easy guide to butterfly identification and behavior as well as gardening to attract them.

The Xerces Society and Smithsonian Institute. Butterfly Gardening – Creating Summer Magic in your Garden. Sierra Club Books, 1998. Covers basics of gardening for butterflies. Includes sections on garden design and butterfly photography.

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