Butterflies of Oklahoma, Kansas, and North Texas

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Butterflies of Oklahoma, Kansas, and North Texas Authors: , , Format: Paperback / softback First Published: Published By: University of Oklahoma Press Pages: 288 Illustrations and other contents: 215 colour and 10 black & white illustrations, 10 line drawings Language: English ISBN: 9780806135540 Categories: , , ,

Butterflies of Oklahoma, Kansas, and North Texas focuses on one hundred butterfly species common to the southern plains, a crucial crossroads region of the central United States. Each species is illustrated with one to four color photographs of butterflies in free flight and other natural settings. These candid shots are a welcome departure from the dried-and-pinned specimen photographs of some field guides. Photographs are placed alongside each butterfly’s physical description and natural history, eliminating the need to flip between galleries and text. Other unique features include: modern terminology that general readers will understand descriptions of twenty prime butterfly spotting sites in the tri-state region information on how to raise butterflies from larval to adult stages an extensive bibliography of additional resources. With increasing interest in butterfly gardening, many readers will appreciate practical how-to chapters for planning, installing, and maintaining a custom butterfly sanctuary in their own yards. More conservationists are recognizing the importance of butterflies to the ecosystem–as plant pollinators and examples of natural mimicry and coloration. The authors of this guidebook hope that a deeper understanding of these intriguing insects will lead to their protection and to preservation of their habitat.

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Author Biography

John M. Dole is Professor of Floriculture at North Carolina State University. He is a professional horticulturalist and avid plantsman Walter B. Gerard, a native Oklahoman, is a retired teacher and administrator for Tulsa Public Schools and a former butterfly monitor for the Nature Conservancy. John M. Nelson is Professor of Biology at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa.