Butterflies are fascinating little creatures. From the extremely showy to the deceptively plain, there is a wide variety butterfly species in Ontario and Eastern Canada. In this book, butterfly expert John Acorn and renowned illustrator Ian Sheldon aim to inspire readers and nature lovers to get out and get to know their local butterflies: • user-friendly format, including a Quick Reference Guide for easy identification • identifying features, wingspan, habitat and flight season for each butterfly • butterfly biology and natural history • detailed illustrations and supplementary photos With his signature witty, yet no-nonsense prose, John Acorn guides readers through the sometimes murky, always interesting world of butterflies.
John Acorn has been a "critter fanatic" his entire life. He is perhaps best known as the writer and host of the television series Acorn, the Nature Nut. These days John lectures at the University of Alberta and is a spokesperson for the Royal Tyrrell Museum. He still finds time for entomology and is an Associate of the E.H. Strickland Entomology Museum. John has written 15 books; including may well-received field guides and is the recipient of numerous awards. A passionate natural scientist with two science degrees under his belt, Ian Sheldon became distracted by the fine arts. He is now an established artist, and his shows in San Francisco, New York, across Canada and in England have firmly established his presence in the art world. Ian Sheldon has been listed in the Canadian Who’s Who since 2004, and further recognition has come from his other alma mater, the University of Alberta. Combining his talents as an artist with his academic knowledge of wildlife, Ian has published dozens of nature guides that grace bookshelves across North America. Hundreds of the original entomological illustrations are now a permanent part of the university’s highly reputed Bruce Peel Special Collections Library, serving as a testament to the artist’s skill in yet another creative arena.
This compact book is optimal for novice "butterfolk" because it is compact and inexpensive and provides information on common butterfly species a person would find in Ontario, Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.