176 pages, 228 col photos
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 them in photographs. Includes on butterfly species from temperate parts of Britain, continental Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand.
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John and Maureen Tampion have shared a lifelong interest in butterflies and plants. They have written extensively on gardening and butterflies. In 1990 they 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 national newspapers and magazines. They live in Haywards Heath, West Sussex.