Butterfly Gardening for Texas
Publication Year: 2013
Texas hosts an unparalleled number of butterfly species, and whether one lives near the beaches of the Gulf Coast or in the mountains of the Trans-Pecos, all Texans can enjoy the color and tranquility that butterflies bring to any outdoor space.
In Butterfly Gardening for Texas, author and expert Geyata Ajilvsgi shares a wealth of practical information about all kinds of butterflies and the many flowers and other plants they utilize in their miraculous life cycle: from hidden egg to munching caterpillar to cryptic chrysalis to nectar-sipping, winged adult.
Written in an engaging, nontechnical style for anyone who wants to attract butterflies to the yard or garden, the book provides tips for making gardens caterpillar- and butterfly-friendly, in-depth profiles of more than fifty butterflies, descriptions of the food plants for a variety of both caterpillars and butterflies, and plant lists for easy selection and substitution, depending on where you live and what is available.
For those who want specific advice on what to plant where, Ajilvsgi has designed useful, adaptable landscape plans and extensive planting options for each of seven state regions. Helpful appendices aid gardeners in taking photographs of the butterflies they attract, in locating sources for seeds and plants, and in finding organizations and other instructive publications for additional information about these beautiful and beneficial insects.
As the popularity of butterfly gardening continues to increase, gardeners of all skill levels will find Butterfly Gardening for Texas an invaluable source of guidance and inspiration.
Published by: Texas A&M University Press
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This book was originally written just for Texas but was expanded at the request of the publisher to include the southeastern states and titled Butterfly Gardening for the South. In this Texas A&M University Press edition, it has been brought back to its original focus with much updating, more information and corrections, and many new additional photographs. Since the original publication, butterfly ...
Circle of Life
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For Native Tribal peoples, the circle is singularly the most important symbol of our culture. For us it represents all of life with no beginning and no end, portraying the roundness of the All. Within our world, everything is of equal importance—animals, rocks, plants, the waters, the sky above, and the earth below. Within this ...
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The state of Texas encompasses numerous and varied natural land regions—some of the most diverse in North America. In its wide expanse of almost 270,000 square miles of land, many climatic zones, geologic provinces, and botanical realms come together, creating especially rich and interesting biotic ...
1. Understanding the Butterfly
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Butterflies, along with moths, are easily differentiated from all other insects. Eggs of the Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor) Eggs of the Guava Skipper (Phocides polybius lilea) ...
2. Creating a Butterfly Garden
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As the natural habitat of butterflies is being drastically altered and in many ...
3. A Planting Plan
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One objective of a butterfly garden is that it be properly established and, therefore, ...
4. An Instant Butterfly Garden
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If you are really excited about the prospect of attracting butterflies, but it is too late in ...
5. Let Nature Do It: Butterfly-Friendly Pest Controls
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Establishing a garden to attract certain caterpillars and adult butterflies is also ...
6. A Special South Texas Garden
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Gardeners in the semitropical area of the Rio Grande Valley have an excellent ...
7. Butterfly Profiles
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Following is a small sampling of the many species of butterflies to be found ...
8. Larval Food Plant Profiles
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Some of the best larval and nectar food plants that can be used in a butterfl y ...
9. Nectar Plant Profiles
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Nectar and the plants that produce it are the material that forms the very founda-late fall after flowering or after the first hard Trailing Lantana form is very uncertain, so get it however it is Climbing Hempweeddark brown and fully mature. Place “seeds” Thread-leaf Groundsel...
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Page Count: 360
Illustrations: 268 color photos. 11 line art. 2 maps. 17 tables. App. Index. Bib.
Publication Year: 2013
Series Title: Louise Lindsey Merrick Natural Environment Series