Butterfly Gardening with Native Plants: How to Attract and Identify Butterflies.pdf
Butterfly expert Christopher Kline provides an easy-to-read introduction to the topic in Butterfly Gardening with Native Plants, a how-to guide covering butterfly gardening basics, garden designs, common butterflies in the garden, native nectar, guide to host plants, and sources for native plants. Included are over 150 color photographs as well as several detailed illustrations on garden layout. With this guide, it is easy to choose plants to attract specific species of butterflies, and Kline provides a photo guide for identifying butterflies as well. On every page there is a basic timeline to indicate the best season for both plants and butterfly sightings. Butterfly Gardening with Native Plants is more than just a collection of pretty pictures. This book takes readers into the world of gardening from a butterfly's perspective. As available habitats continually decrease for butterflies, the use of native plants in the home landscape becomes more critical. This book will walk you through the process of using native plants to attract butterflies to your home landscape. Butterfly Gardening with Native Plants is a must-have for those who love butterflies and want to attract them to their property.
Christopher Kline has studied butterflies throughout the United States since 1997. He is the founder of the Southwest Monarch Study and is a co-founder of the Central Arizona Butterfly Association. He has tagged literally thousands of monarchs in his career, and his current life list includes over 300 species of butterflies. Kline is currently the Butterfly Specialist at the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Columbus, Ohio, where he teaches about the science and enjoyment of butterfly gardening. He resides in Sugar Grove, Ohio.