Butterflies & Moths of Chicagoland: Photographs by Mark Swanson

Publication year: 2017
Format: Pocketbook with hardcover, 74 pages
Size: 7.75 x 5.75 in.
Product #: SM-PB009
Price: US$66.00 OUT OF PRINT

This title is out of print and will not be reprinted unless there is sufficient interest. If you're interested in this book contact us to request a reprint.

Book description

Butterflies & Moths of Chicagoland features over 80 butterfly and moth photographs taken by Mark Swanson in the Chicago, Illinois, area from 2002 to 2016.

The photos depict 75 different species in over 20 families and subfamilies of butterflies and moths (order Lepidoptera). While it provides an excellent overview of the variety of lepidopterans found in Chicagoland, the book is not a field guide or complete checklist. Rather, it is a collection of photographic portraits and behavioral observations of selected individuals.

Through close-up (macro) photography, the images capture moments in the lives of many individual butterflies and moths. Macro photography can provide views of physical details and behaviors not normally apparent to the casual observer.

The photos were taken at dozens of locations in Cook, DeKalb, DuPage, Lake, McHenry, and Will counties, including Montrose Point, North Pond Nature Sanctuary, North Park Village Nature Center, Bluff Spring Fen Nature Preserve, Emily Oaks Nature Center, Somme Prairie Grove, Heller Nature Center, Middlefork Savanna, Spring Creek Valley Forest Preserve, Illinois Beach State Park, Morton Arboretum, Moraine Hills State Park, Glacial Park Conservation Area, and many more.

Butterflies & Moths of Chicagoland is the third volume in the Moments in Nature photo book series.

A nice gift for naturalists of all ages!

"Absolutely stunning"
Evanston RoundTable, June 2017

  • About the Moments in Nature Series
  • Introduction
  • Locations and Technical Information
  • True Butterflies
  • Skippers
  • Moths
  • Index

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