Bring Butterflies Back To The Garden

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ISBN9780620366658 Barcode9780620366658
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Awarded a University of KwaZulu-Natal Book Prize, BRING BUTTERFLIES BACK TO YOUR GARDEN is a follow-up to the much acclaimed BRING NATURE BACK TO YOUR GARDEN. It is unique in being the most comprehensive and up-to-date source of information on South African butterfly larval food-plants, as all known indigenous food-plants are included.

Awarded a University of KwaZulu-Natal Book Prize, BRING BUTTERFLIES BACK TO YOUR GARDEN is a follow-up to the much acclaimed BRING NATURE BACK TO YOUR GARDEN. It is unique in being the most comprehensive and up-to-date source of information on South African butterfly larval food-plants, as all known indigenous food-plants are included.

Essentially a gardening and not a butterfly book, it emphasises the contribution people can make to nature by actually providing food for caterpillars, instead of trying to eliminate them. Most useful are descriptions of over 500 plants selected by our butterflies themselves, with information on what species of butterfly larvae each plant supports. Technical jargon is avoided and common names are always provided, making it easy for gardeners and prompting eminent butterfly expert, Steve Woodhall, to proclaim “What a brilliant book! It will make butterfly gardening accessible to the public like nothing before…”

Humour is used very effectively to spread a conservation message via the popular hobby of gardening. Yet it is also a practical tool that can also be taken on outings and holidays to help locate butterfly species, by observing their favourite plants. In addition, it is also an important scientific work of use to natural scientists and lepidopterists, in the words of leading scientist, Dr John Ledger: “This wonderful book contains an astonishing amount of information, yet is an easy to use practical guide to attracting butterflies”.

Charles Botha And Julia Botha

Charles Botha is a semi-retired businessman and, although he has always been interested in plants and wildlife, his only qualification in this field is an LBE (Learned By Experience). He is past chairman of the KwaZulu-Natal Region of the Wildlife and Environment Society of SA, and a life member of both this organisation and the Botanical Society of SA as well as a member of the Lepidopterists’ Society of Africa.

Julia Botha holds BPharm and PhD degrees and is a Professor of Pharmacology at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. She is past Chairperson of the University’s Environmental Committee.Both Charles and Julia are longstanding members of BirdLife SA. Two of their books have won prizes. In recognition of their work they received the President’s Special Award from the Wildlife and Environment Society in 2003. They are the founders of the Botanical Education Trust which funds research and education related to indigenous flora

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Weight 0.643 kg
Dimensions 24.0 x 17.0 x 1.5 cm
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Pages

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PublisherKwazulu-Natal Coastal Branch Of The Botanical Society Of South Africa Publication Date01/01/2006

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