Johnson Books: Finding Butterflies In Arizona

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The second in a series of state guides to butterfly-watching, this book will appeal equally to those who simply enjoy these beautiful insects and to the serious observer who keeps a life list. With 334 species of butterflies reported, Arizona ranks second only to Texas, and like Texas, its proximity to Mexico brings the prospect of exotic butterflies not readily seen elsewhere in the United States.

Thirty-five sites are divided among seven regions and each site includes a map and concise driving directions to recommended stops. Travelers will appreciate notes on the nearest food, gas, camping, and lodging. The authors give a species-by-species account of Arizona's butterflies, with recommendations for the best places to find them. They also provide a month-by-month guide to the best places to find butterflies throughout the year. Winter-weary visitors to Arizona will find butterflies even in December and January! A full checklist of the butterflies of Arizona is included as an appendix.

Features

  • Authors:
  • Hank Brodkin has always been interested in nature, and by the end of World War II he was already an accomplished birder. In the early 90s birding friends introduced Hank and his wife, Priscilla, to the world of butterflies and butterfly watching. They soon traded in their birding binoculars for close-focus pairs, and first Priscilla, then Hank started photographing these creatures. They coauthored, with Bob Stewart, Butterflies of Arizona--A Photographic Guide. They live in Cochise County, Arizona.
  • Rich Bailowitz earned a bachelor's degree in music from Queens College in New York and then taught high school mathematics for thirty years. He completed his master's degree in entomology from the University of Arizona. He is the author of Butterflies of Southeastern Arizona, and 70 Common Butterflies of the Southwest, as well as numerous popular and peer-reviewed magazine and journal articles over the years.

Specifications

Paperback:233 pages
ISBN:978-1555663520
Date Published:October 1, 2007
Dimensions:8.9 x 6.1 x 0.6 in
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