Audubon Videoguide to Butterflies:
Common & Endangered DVD
The U.S. government lists 21 butterflies as “endangered”, which means that they are in immediate danger of extinction. But you can see live video footage of 20 of these rare butterflies (plus four others that are listed as threatened or are candidates for listing) in their natural habitats in this DVD. You’ll also learn about their lifecycles, why they’re endangered, and their individual recovery plans.
The VideoGuide also contains beautiful live footage and information about scores of the common butterflies that are found in fields and gardens all across North America. It includes section on the lifecycle of the Monarch butterfly, including footage from its overwintering home in Michoacan, Mexico.
From local butterflies that give pleasure to everyone, to the rarest of butterflies–few of which are ever seen by the general public, the Audubon VideoGuide is an enjoyable and accessible way to learn about our environment and appreciate these butterflies.
The material was written by Paul Opler, author of the Peterson Field Guides to Butterflies and Jim Ebner, who traveled the country for many years to shoot the video footage of the endangered and threatened butterflies. The DVD includes some live footage of Rudy Mattoni, Jack Levy, and other Lepidoptera specialists speaking on camera.
From the reviews –
“Beautiful close-ups of 75 of North America’s most common and 21 rare, endangered and threatened butterflies in a 2-1/2 -hour, thorough narrative.” –The Washington Post
“Two videos in one, both of which could stand on their own merits! Common butterflies introduce the viewer to the wonders of butterfly watching. Fantastic video of the endangered species in the field is as close as most of us will ever come to seeing these rarities. Inspiring.” –John Shuey, Ph.D., The Nature Conservancy
“Pure catnip for lepidopterists. Combines informative narration, gorgeous footage, and area maps. A sure bet for nature enthusiasts that will help them to identify the many fascinating species across North America. Highly recommended.” –Video Librarian
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