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Butterfly Garden: Turning Your Garden, Window Box, or Backyard into a Beautiful Home for Butterflies Paperback – March 15, 1985

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Creating butterfly gardens, growing plants that attract lepidoptera, is a com mon British practice. Tekulsky here brings how-to instructions across the Atlantic. He begins with an informative, simple description of the lives and habits of some 50 common butterflies, giving gardeners much of what they need to know; then he explains the variety of plantsdaisies, marigolds, dogwood, etc.that provide butterflies with food and nectar. He offers good advice on how to lure butterflies and how to turn the garden into a haven for them: select ing sunny spots, providing shelter from the wind, assuring abundant drinking water. An appendix describes butterfly migration, nectar preference, habitats, etc. and lists sources for supplies and further information. Illustrations not seen by PW. Organic Gardening Book Club alternate. December 15
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Harvard Common Press; First Edition edition (March 15, 1985)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0916782697
  • ISBN-13: 978-0916782696
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,673,753 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This little gem of a book is a reader not a looker. It is very important reading for those just beginning butterfly gardening. It would seem as though Mathew Tekulsky has answered every question with a short to the point yet informative answer.
Chapters cover understanding gardening for butterflies by understanding butterflies. Mr. Tekulsky instructs us on all aspects of ow to get started, including which plants are needed for both larval food and nectar food.
There is a chapter devoted to activities which include photography hints, things to do with kids and building hibernation boxes.
Extensive appendices list 50 Common butterflies, and where they are found and what plants they like. There are also lists of where to obtain butterflies and entomological equipment, as well as, butterfly organizations and recommended further readings.
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Oh! This book is really great, i have read it when I was in high school and it really have made results when I built my green house.
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