Finding Butterflies In Texas
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A Guide To the Best Sites by Roland H. Wauer
336 pages; Paperback; Spring Creek Press; 6" x 9"; Oct 2006
Finding Butterflies in Texas is an indispensable guide to all butterfly enthusiasts living and traveling in this immense, butterfly-rich state. It's the next best thing to hiring a local guide.
Ro Wauer traveled from the Lower Rio Grande Valley of south Texas to the northern Panhandle and from the Pineywoods in the east to the western Trans-Pecos region to find seventy-six of the best places in the state to watch butterflies.
Ro selected sites that have butterflies not easily found elsewhere in Texas. Sometimes, these regional specialties are so rare that they are not typically found anywhere else in the United States. Sites near major metropolitan areas and tourist destinations have also been included, so that visitors with limited time can enjoy good butterfly-watching nearby.
The introduction to each of the ten regions in the state includes a description of its geography and a list of the regional specialties with the best places to find them. Each region has a checklist showing the species found at individual sites. A full checklist of the butterflies of Texas is included as an appendix. Eight colored plates in addition to the text.
Driving directions to the sites and instruction on how to find the most species while visiting them are at the heart of the book. Travelers will appreciate notes on the nearest food, gas, camping, and lodging. Maps of the sites and color photographs of representative species accompany the text.