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Life Cycles of British & Irish Butterflies

Field / Identification Guide New SPECIAL OFFER
By: Peter Eeles(Author), Chris Packham(Foreword By)
394 pages, 1300+ colour photos, colour distribution maps
Publisher: NatureBureau
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  • Best of winter Life Cycles of British & Irish Butterflies ISBN: 9781874357889 Hardback Sep 2019 In stock
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With detailed descriptions and photos of the adult, egg, caterpillar and chrysalis of each species, this book reveals in detail the fascinating life cycles of the 59 butterfly species that are considered resident or regular migrants to Britain and Ireland. It provides unique insights into a hidden world, and is illustrated with over 1,300 high-quality colour photos that reveal the subtle beauty in something as small as a butterfly egg.

While aimed at the typical butterfly enthusiast, the book's content has been successfully tested by conservation scentists who need to record all stages when measuring the impact of habitat management and climate change. The book also includes recent discoveries that are documented here for the first time.

Butterflies are infinitely fascinating. What may start as a simple hobby of photographing the adult insects can evolve into a deep interest in their immature stages, ecology and conservation and this book will help light your way.

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  • Brilliant book for every butterfly enthusiast!
    By Nicola 16 Sep 2019 Written for Hardback
    This stunning book is a true masterpiece and should grace the shelf of every nature lover! Every life cycle of each British butterfly is covered using gorgeous photos and informative text. Clear distribution maps are also included. Can't praise it highly enough! Get it!
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  • First there was Frohawk now there is Eeles
    By Mark 24 Oct 2019 Written for Hardback
    The name Fredrick William Frohawk will be known by just about any British entomologist. His wonderful observations, illustrations and descriptions of the British butterfly fauna from the early 20th century have always been the benchmark for others to follow. However, there is now a new kid on the block. Peter Eeles has produced what can only be described as a modern-day masterpiece of detailed observations and stunning imagery of the lifecycles of the British and Irish butterflies. A superb achievement. Buy it !!!
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Field / Identification Guide New SPECIAL OFFER
By: Peter Eeles(Author), Chris Packham(Foreword By)
394 pages, 1300+ colour photos, colour distribution maps
Publisher: NatureBureau
NHBS
We have now sold out of our signed copies. Read our Q&A with Peter Eeles
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"Book of the Year 2019. Buy it! Will be a best seller [...] "
– Matthew Oates, naturalist and the Times Nature Notebook writer and author

"Absolutely stunning book! Nature book of the year?!"
– Stephen Moss, natural historian, television producer and author

"This beautiful book gives overdue attention to the miracle that is a butterfly's lifecycle – its marvellous caterpillars, chrysalises and eggs. What a superb achievement."
– Patrick Barkham, Guardian Natural History writer and author

"Not since that lepidopteran legend F.W. Frohawk studied and etched them nearly one hundred years ago have all the stages in the life cycles of all of Britain and Ireland's butterflies been illustrated in one volume. No mean feat!"
– Chris Packham CBE

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