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Attracting Butterflies to Gardens
Butterflies of Oklahoma, Kansas, and North Texas
by John M. Dole, Walter B. Gerard and John M. Nelson. Bloomings Books, 2004.
This handsome guidebook profiles 100 of the most common butterflies of the southern plains, including the popular Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, the resplendant Gulf Fritillary and the lesser known Swamp Metalmark.
"Butterflies may be seen in any month of the year when trhe temperature rises above 60 degrees, even for only a day or two," note the authors, a trio made up of a horticulturist, a biologist and a butterfly monitor.
"Butterflies are probably the most recognizable group of animals in the world. They live everywhere that we live and attract our attention with their pleasing shapes, beautiful colors, and ability to fly."Illustrated with color photos of each species in flight and in its natural habitat, this guide details physical descriptions, habitat and food preferences, and county-level range maps. As a bonus, it includes instructions on how to raise butterflies at home.