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Number of Pages: 136
Vendor: Workman Publishing
Dimensions: 10 X 8 (inches)
This fun book will have kids bugging out! Explore the fascinating miniature world of spiders, beetles, grasshoppers, butterflies, and more as stunning photography combines with expert information to create an up-close-and-personal look at the hidden lives of these tiny backyard residents. Watch each creature progress through different life stages as they eat, grow, and learn in a natural setting. Surprising and captivating, this one-of-a-kind introduction to the crawlers and flyers just outside the door is a delight for nature lovers of all ages.
Judy Burris is the co-author of The Secret Lives of Backyard Bugs and The Life Cycles of Butterflies. She and her brother and co-author, Wayne Richards, have spent many years observing, raising, and photographing the amazing lives of insects in their own backyards in Erlanger, Kentucky.
Judy Burris and Wayne Richards, a brother-sister author team, have been intrigued with butterflies since they were children. They have spent many years observing, raising, and photographing these miraculous creatures. Judy and Wayne live in Erlanger, Kentucky.
Author: Judy Burris
Located in: Erlanger, KY
Submitted: November 15, 2012
Tell us a little about yourself. My brother, Wayne Richards, and I are co-authors and nature photographers with a special interest in butterflies. We've written several award-winning books.
What was your motivation behind this project? We love to see all the pieces of the puzzle so to speak, so we hand-raise insects in order to photograph every stage of their life cycle.
What do you hope folks will gain from this project? We want nature lovers, from the curious to the serious, to understand more about the world around them and be able to identify bugs in every stage of their development. In other words, don't kill that creepy caterpillar - it's going to become something beautiful.
How were you personally impacted by working on this project? We learned so many interesting and wonderful new things about the tiny creatures that live in our own backyards. We are amazed by their design details.
Who are your influences, sources of inspiration or favorite authors / artists? Now that would be quite a long list indeed! Basically we enjoy all kinds of nature books that include beautiful photography and fun facts. The Lord's creation is our classroom!
Anything else you'd like readers / listeners to know: We love to answer reader's questions on our website at ButterflyNature.com. Our motto is: Learning today to care about tomorrow.