Audubon Butterfly DVD
Essentials for Beginners and Gardeners
This informative DVD has everything the budding lepidopterist needs to begin identifying the common butterflies found across the United States. It includes an easy-to-understand introduction to butterfly biology, butterfly lifecycles and behavior, as well as identification sections on 30 of the most common species.
Each butterfly species has its own favorite foods and habitat which can help attract them to your backyard garden, park or plot. Essentials contains all the information you’ll need to turn outdoor spaces into a butterfly paradise, plus in depth looks at 25 favorite butterfly plants and many of the butterflies they attract.
The DVD was written by Paul A. Opler, author of the Peterson Field Guides to Eastern and Western Butterflies, and director Jim Ebner. Length: 2 hours, 30 minutes.
Table of Contents –
Butterfly Basics: The Butterfly Emerges – The Resting Stage – The Pupa Emerges – Butterfly Parts – Danger for Butterflies – Mating – Butterfly Lifecycles – Compared to Moths – Geographic Variation – A World of Butterflies
Common American Butterflies: Butterfly Gallery – Swallowtails – Milkweed Butterflies – Fritillaries – Tortoiseshells – Angle Wings – Admirals – Lady Butterflies – Buckeyes – Satyrs and Wood Nymphs – Whites – Sulphurs – Crescents – Blues – Hairstreaks – Skippers
Raising Butterflies from Caterpillars
Butterfly Gardening Basics: Types of Plants The Plant Gallery: The Growing Zones – Shrubs – Flowers – Herbs
The Butterfly Gallery: Large Butterflies – Medium Butterflies – Small Butterflies – Adding Butterflies to Your Garden
From the reviews –
“An engrossing story about the life cycles of butterflies. It’s an action movie of what makes butterflies so magical, and it offers ways you can make them a part of your garden. The butterflies’ variety of colors and patterns is breathtaking. This two-hour, 30-minute DVD is an excellent learning tool for children and adults.” –Washington Post
“Fascinating and memorable. TV-addicted children might get hooked on butterflies by watching.” –New York Times
“Stunning footage, soothing narration and lovely background music. An extraordinary duo.” –American Library Association Booklist
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