Butterflies are possibly the most beautiful insect visitors to any garden. The breathtaking diversity of colors and markings are a joy to observe. You can turn your garden into a haven for butterflies by giving them the right plants to feed on and providing suitable places to breed and hibernate. This beautifully illustrated book brings together all the information you will need to encourage garden butterflies in temperate countries.
Every garden has the potential to attract butterflies - no matter how large or small or its location. Learn about the basics of butterfly life cycles, preferred habitats, human impact on populations, types of gardens, breeding, and overwintering. Delve into the handy directory listings of plant species to attract butterflies, common garden butterflies, and food plants for caterpillars. A bonus chapter on photographing butterflies describes the practicalities of capturing these stunning creatures in photographs.
About the Authors John and Maureen Tampion have shared a lifelong interest in butterflies and plants. They have written extensively on gardening and butterflies, with particular emphasis on temperate and tropical flora and fauna. In 1990 they started their own butterfly and plant photographic library, agency, and consultancy. Over the years, John and Maureen have designed and created many different gardens to maximize visitation by butterflies and other wildlife. Their tropical plant and butterfly greenhouses have been featured on television as well as in national newspapers and magazines. They live in Haywards Heath, West Sussex, UK.
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SKU FGN74GM0041 Table Of Contents
Basic Principles of Butterfly Gardening
Where Do Butterflies Come From?
Why So Few Butterflies?
Intensively Cultivated Gardens
Plants To Attract Butterflies
Choosing Plants to Attract Butterflies
Directory of Plants For Butterflies
Common Garden Butterflies
Butterflies That Visit Gardens
Directory of Common Garden Butterflies
Breeding Butterflies At Home
Plants For Caterpillars
The Uses of Plants
Directory of Plants For Caterpillars
Capturing Butterfly Images
About The Authors
Intro No ISBN 978-1-86108-856-7 Video No Author John and Maureen Tampion Publication Year 2011 Dimensions 7 5/16 x 9 3/4 Pages 176 Photo 228 Drawings No Other Formats No Cover Paperback
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