|Why do butterlies sometimes congregate in one spot? Can
they see you? Are they eating that mud? Is it okay to hold a butterfly?
Is it possible to raise them?
Authoritative, easy to use, and downright beautiful, Butterflies of the Pacific Northwest
answers these common questions and provides a comprehensive yet
enjoyable introduction to these marvelous insects. The book is also a
field guide to the 118 most commonly encountered butterflies in the
Pacific Northwest-defined here as Washington, Oregon, and contiguous
parts of California, Nevada, Idaho, and Canada.
The clear, precise text and abundant color photographs allow for
indentification of both male and female adults as well as caterpillars,
pupae, and egg. Author William Neill leads you to the best places to
see checkerspots, fritillaries, coppers, blues, and many others, noting
which plants attract them. Collectors of Pacific Northwest natural
history will want to add this to their bookshelves.
Butterflies of the Pacific Northwest
by William Neill
Mountain Press, 2007