The Niagara Parks Butterfly Conservatory, the largerst facility of its kind in North America, houses a spectacular array of butterfly species in a lush tropical enivironment.
This lavishly illustrated book will tell you about the thirty most common and popular butterfly species in the conservatory. There are also descriptions and photographs of the many tree and flowers on which the butterflies feed and live. The conservatory's eye catching butterfly garden, which attracts many native species from spring to fall, is also described, and a planting plan for a home butterfly garden is included. Created by Janet Rosenberg and Associates of Toronto, this plan shows you which shrubs and perennials will attract native species to your own backyard.
Brian McAndrew's lively writing and Simon Wilson's breathtaking close-ups of butterflies combine to make this book an informative guide as well as the perfect souvenir of your visit.
Brian McAndrew lives in Toronto where he is the environment reporter for The Toronto Star. Originally from Niagara Falls, he has won several awards for his environmental coverage, including two from The Canadian Science Writers' Association. Simon Wilson is an award-winning freelance photojournalist based in Hamilton. His pictures have appeared widely in books, newspapers and magazines.
James Lorimer & Company Ltd., Publishers

All images © Simon Wilson.