Gardening for Butterflies

Gardening for Butterflies

How You Can Attract and Protect Beautiful, Beneficial Insects

Paperback - 2016
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Protect and nurture the best-loved of garden guests: butterflies, nature's kaleidoscopes with wings. The Xerces Society introduces you to a variety of butterflies who need our help, and provides suggestions for native plants to attract them, habitat designs to help them thrive, and garden practices to accommodate all their stages of life. Join the effort to conserve butterflies and moths, and learn proven strategies for welcoming these extraordinary visitors. AUTHOR: Established in 1971 and named after the extinct Xerces blue butterfly (Glaucopsyche xerces), the Xerces Society is at the forefront of invertebrate protection, harnessing the knowledge of scientists and the enthusiasm of local citizens to implement conservation and education programs. Perfect for home gardeners interested in attracting butterflies; for butterfly enthusiasts; for naturalists SELLING POINTS: * EXPERT AUTHORSHIP: The Xerces Society is the global leader in pollinator and invertebrate conservation; they are regularly featured in national media and have two successful titles with Storey Publishing, Attracting Native Pollinators and Farming with Native Beneficial Insects, that have a combined 47,000 copies in print. * BUTTERFLIES IN THE NEWS: In the past 20 years the Monarch butterfly population has declined nearly 80%; the topic is regularly covered in national media like the New York Times, Sunset, Time, New Yorker, and many more. * GARDENERS CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE: Gives gardeners the tools they need to provide butterfly habitats in their home gardens by detailing how to design, install, and maintain a butterfly garden. 265 colour
Publisher: Portland, Oregon : Timber Press, 2016.
ISBN: 9781604695984
Characteristics: 287 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm


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