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.
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.
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.
Donna R Kurt