Stokes Butterfly Book (Paperback)

The Complete Guide to Butterfly Gardening, Identification, and Behavior

By Donald Stokes, Ernest Williams, Lillian Stokes

Little, Brown and Company, 9780316817806, 96pp.

Publication Date: October 17, 1991

List Price: 15.00*
* Individual store prices may vary.


Fill your backyard with some of nature's most beautiful creatures with this comprehensive and beautifully illustrated guide from America's foremost nature authorities.

This comprehensive guide, illustrated with more than 140 stunning color photographs, tells you all you need to know to attract butterflies to your yard, identify them, and understand their behavior. The Stokes Butterfly Book covers everything from the life stage of a butterfly to how to design a garden that will attract a multitude of different species.

The book also includes:
  • Tips on identifying almost any backyard butterfly, caterpillar, or pupa
  • Comprehensive lists of the plants that butterflies are drawn to and the plants that their larvae feed on
  • Information on how butterfly colors and markings fool birds and other predators
  • Instructions on raising butterflies at home
  • Complete information on the behaviors of 63 of the most common North American butterfly species
  • Two sample butterfly garden plans

About the Author

Donald and Lilian Stokes are widely recognized as America's foremost authorities on birds and nature. They are the hosts of the PBS series BirdWatch with Don and Lilian Stokes. Their books include the bestselling Stokes Field Guide to Birds (Eastern and Western editions).

Dr. Ernest Williams, professor of biology at Hamilton College, has abundant field experience with butterflies and has studied and written about their ecology for many years.