Wisconsin Butterflies & Pollinators: A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Species (Pocket Naturalist Guides) (Other)
Wisconsin is dominated by lakes and forests, all of which have a decidedly northern flavor. Scattered among the often rugged landscapes are thousands of flowering plants that attract numerous dazzling butterflies. Throughout the blooming season, even casual observers can regularly see such standouts as Aphrodite Fritillary, Black Swallowtail, Milbert's Tortoiseshell, and Monarch--and it's not just butterflies making regular visits to flowers. The Badger 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 and reliable 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, our 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 Wisconsin. 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.www.waterfordpress.com