of this book, Turning Your Garden, Window Box, or Backyard into a Beautiful Home for
Butterflies, hints at what a little gem
of a book this really is. It is a reader not a looker. And, it is very important reading for those just
beginning butterfly gardening. It would seem as though Mathew Tekulsky has
answered every question with a short to the point yet informative answer.
understanding gardening for butterflies by understanding butterflies. Mr.
Tekulsky instructs us on all aspects of how to get started, including
which plants are needed for both larval food and nectar food.
There is a
chapter devoted to activities which include photography hints, things to do with
kids and building hibernation boxes.
list 50 Common butterflies, where they are found and what plants they like.
There are also lists of where to obtain butterflies and entomological equipment,
as well as, butterfly organizations and recommended further readings.