Butterflies of Alabama: Glimpses into Their Lives

Butterflies of Alabama: Glimpses into Their Lives

By: Sara Bright (author), Paulette Haywood Ogard (contributor)Paperback

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Butterflies of Alabama is a full-color, richly illustrated guide to the 84 known species of "true" butterflies (Papilionoidea) found within the state's borders. For more than 14 years, the authors have made a close study of these showy, winged stars of the insect world, pursuing them in a great variety of habitats, rearing them, and photographing their remarkable life cycle stages-egg, larva (caterpillar), pupa (chrysalid or "cocoon"), and adult. Each species account is accompanied by color photographs of live subjects in their natural habitats. Close-ups reveal fascinating details of camouflage, mimicry, coloration, and warning devices. The engaging text explains the highly evolved relationships between butterflies and the plants upon which they depend as well as the specialized adaptations that enable their survival within specific environmental niches. Included are range maps, flight times, caterpillar host plants, adult nectar sources, and identification tips-abundant information to tantalize budding as well as experienced butterfly watchers. In addition, pertinent conservation issues are addressed and appendices provide an annotated checklist of the state's butterflies, a list of accidentals and strays, information on butterfly organizations, and recommended further reading. With its non-technical language, simple format, and beautiful images, Butterflies of Alabama is accessible and appealing to anyone who appreciates Alabama's amazing natural wealth. Publication is supported in part by the Citizens of the City of Selma, Alabama's Butterfly Capital.

About Author

Sara Bright is a professional photographer whose work has been featured in Canoe, Southern Living, Birder's World, Outdoor Life, Geo, and Portico, and is on permanent display at McDonald's Corporation, Alabama Power, Wachovia Bank, and the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. Paulette Haywood Ogard has taught classes on wildflowers and native plants at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and conducted workshops throughout the southeast on wildlife habitats, butterflies, and butterfly gardening.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780817355951
  • Format: Paperback
  • ID: 9780817355951
  • ISBN10: 0817355952

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