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.
About the authors
CHRIS FISHER is a university-educated naturalist with a research background in endangered species management and wildlife interpretation. He has conducted extensive birding expeditions throughout Canada, the United States and Thailand, and he has authored or co-authored several bird books.
TAMARA HARTSON, who also writes under the name TAMARA EDER, grew up with a fascination for nature and the diversity of life. Encouraged by her parents, Tamara was equipped from the age of six with a canoe, a dip net and a note pad. She has a degree in environmental conservation sciences and has photographed and written about the biodiversity in Bermuda, the Galapagos Islands, the Amazon Basin, China, Tibet, Vietnam, Thailand and Malaysia. When she is not traveling, Tamara enjoys writing and studying biodiversity. To date, she has authored or co-authored more than two dozen nature books.