Virginia Butterflies & Pollinators: A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Species (Other)
Virginia has a varied terrain spanning the Appalachian Mountains and the Atlantic coast along Chesapeake Bay, all of which support various flowering plants and their attendant butterflies. Throughout the year, even casual observers can regularly see such standouts as Gulf Fritillary, Zebra Swallowtail, Northern Metalmark, Common Buckeye, and Zarucco Duskywing--and it's not just butterflies making regular visits to flowers. The Old Dominion State is packed with great places for observing hummingbirds, bees, butterflies, moths, wasps, flies, and beetles. This diverse assortment of animals collectively plays essential ecological roles while supporting the production of staple food crops for humans. Learning about pollinators and the fascinating lives they lead is endlessly enriching. Given the remarkable diversity of species, it's handy to have quick access to a portable reference. This beautifully illustrated resource features over 100 common and familiar species, as well as a back-panel map showing top pollinator-viewing hotspots and learning sites. Laminated for durability, this lightweight, 12-panel folding pocket guide is the perfect companion for educators, learners, naturalists, and gardeners who wish to learn more about the pollinators they are most likely to encounter in Virginia. Made in the USA.
Zoologist Jim Kavanagh has made a career out of introducing novices to plants, animals, the sciences and world cultures. In addition to creating over 500 simplified nature guides, he has also authored guides to languages, cities and outdoor skills. An avid traveler and backpacker, Kavanagh's path has taken him around the world to many remote destinations including the upper Amazon, Africa, Australia, and the Arctic Circle (and this is just the As). He is also the author of a series of state-specific guides to common species and natural attractions and a children's book on evolution.