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Raising Butterflies in the Garden By Brenda Dziedzic

Raising Butterflies in the Garden by Brenda Dziedzic

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A practical guide to rearing butterflies and moths in a butterfly-friendly garden and maintaining healthy populations of lepidoptera.

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Raising Butterflies in the Garden by Brenda Dziedzic

This exciting title is for butterfly lovers and gardeners who not only want to create a butterfly-friendly garden, but also want to support butterflies and moths in order to maintain healthy populations. Author Brenda Dziedzic noticed that there were far fewer butterflies around today than she saw in her childhood. Starting in her own garden she set out to learn why and what she could do to rectify this. Raising Butterflies in the Garden is the outcome of what she learned about these fascinating insects and the native plants they depend on. In this book, Dziedzic shares the vast experience she gained in helping butterflies thrive through all stages of life. She shows readers how they can do the same - no matter the time of year or the size of their property - by providing all of the information and practical guidance they need. The book features more than 500 colour photographs showing all stages of each of 25 butterflies' life cycle - from egg to adult - as well as the host and nectar plants they rely on. Featured butterfly and moth species include: Swallowtails - Black Swallowtail, Eastern Tiger Swallowtail and Spicebush Swallowtail; Whites/Sulphurs - Cabbage White, Great Southern White and Clouded Sulphur; Blues - Eastern Tailed-Blue, Karner Blue and Summer Azure; Brushfoots - American Lady, Monarch and Red Admiral; Skippers - Common Checkered-Skipper, Silver-spotted Skipper and Wild Indigo Duskywing; Giant Silk Moths - Cecropia; Sphinx Moths - Hummingbird Clearwing; Tussock Moths - Gypsy Moth. Like the highly successful How to Raise Monarch Butterflies, Raising Butterflies in the Garden is bound to become an excellent seller in retail settings as well as a popular reference in libraries and schools.

Raising Butterflies in the Garden Reviews

Dziedzic's detailed guide... Is written for both amateurs and more experienced butterfly gardeners, breaking down in great detail which plants attract roughly 40 species of butterflies and moths, including swallowtails, brushfoots, skippers and silk moths. It also maps out the life cycle of each species.-- (09/12/2019)
This scientific guide to nurturing a butterfly-friendly garden is written in a very clear and accessible style and the author's passion and expertise come alive on every page... The text is reader-friendly and informative... After reading her book, I am motivated to do more to help butterflies thrive around our home. It's really not that hard, no matter the season or size of a property, and the rewards are truly a delight.-- (12/08/2019)
Readers looking to create compatible environments for specific butterfly populations will find Raising Butterflies in the Garden a treasure trove of specifics packed with maps, close-up color photos, and how-to advice.--Diane Donovan"Donovan's Literary Services" (01/01/2020)

About Brenda Dziedzic

Brenda Dziedzic is a gardener whose life changed when she became interested in butterflies. She is now an expert on the subject of raising Lepidopteran species and has won numerous awards for her work. Among her many awards and honours are Master Gardener of the Year and a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from the U.S. House of Representatives. Her garden has also been designated a butterfly habitat. She lectures widely and is a media personality on TV and radio. This is her first book.

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Raising Butterflies in the Garden by Brenda Dziedzic
Firefly Books Ltd
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