The colorful presence of butterflies adds charm to every garden. This beautifully illustrated volume, focused on temperate climes around the world, provides all the information necessary to create a backyard haven for these delightful insects, including butterfly life-cycles, foods, and preferred habitats for breeding and hibernation. A bonus chapter on the art of photographing butterflies will turn even the most dedicated gardener into an enthusiastic shutterbug.
Butterflies are possibly the most beautiful insect visitors to any garden, the breathtaking diversity of colours 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 lifecycles, preferred habitats, human impact on populations, types of garden, 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 Author
In 1990, John and Maureen Tampion started their own butterfly and plant photographic library, agency, and consultancy. Their tropical plant and butterfly greenhouses have been featured on TV as well as in newspapers and magazines.