The book describes in full colour 40 butterflies, their food plants and nectar plants, and what to plant to attract butterflies. Also how to design a successful garden for butterfly needs with lots more information and trivia about our butterflies and plants. The focus of the book is the Adelaide region, although these are the butterflies and plants commonly found in southeastern Australia, so the information will be useful in creating butterfly-friendly habitats and gardens throughout.
The butterflies are divided into five families of Skippers, Swallowtails, White/Yellows, Brushfoots and Blues/Coppers, supported by photographs of all their caterpillars. Plants are divided by Trees & Mistletoes, Shrubs, Ground Covers and Grasses/Sedges with specific information on larval food plants, propagation and habitat.