Klass, C. and R. Dirig. 1992. Learning about butterflies. A Cornell Cooperative Extension Publication. Ithaca, N.Y.
Item # 139M9 - online catalog and ordering information at: www.cce.cornell.edu/publications/catalog.html
Mitchell, Robert T. and H.S. Zimm. 1987. Butterflies and Moths: A Guide to the More Common American Species. Golden Press, New York. 160 pp (paperback).
Opler, Paul A. and A.B. Wright. 1994. Peterson First Guide to Butterflies and Moths. Houghton-Mifflin Co, Boston. 128 pp. (paper back). phone: 800-225-3362
Opler, Paul. 1990. Familiar Butterflies of North America (Audubon Society Pocket Guide). Knopf. 191 pp. (paperback).
Opler, Paul. 1992. A Field Guide to Eastern Butterflies. Houghton Mifflin Co. 486 pp.
Putnam, Patti and M. Putnam. 1997. North America's Favorite Butterflies: A Pictorial Guide. Willow Creek Press. 128 pp (paperback).
Pyle, Robert Michael. 1981. National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Butterflies. Knopf. 916 pp. (flexi-edition hardcover).
Pyle, Robert Michael and S.A. Hughes. 1992. Handbook for Butterfly Watchers. Houghton Mifflin Co. 280 pp. (paperback).
Wright, Amy Bartlett. 1993. Peterson First Guide to Caterpillars. Mifflin Houghton Co., Boston. 128 pp. (paperback). phone: 800-225-3362
Ellis, Barbara. 1997. Attracting Birds and Butterflies: How to Plan and Plant Backyard Habitat (Taylor's Weekend Gardening Guides, 3). Houghton Mifflin Co. (paperback).
Emmel, Thomas C. 1997. Butterfly Gardening: How to Start Your Own Butterfly Garden and Identify Your Butterfly Visitors. Friedman/Fairfax Pub. 112 pp. (hardcover).
Mikula, Rick and C. Mikula. 1997. Garden Butterflies of North America: A Gallery of Garden Butterflies and How to Attract Them. Willow Creek Press. 160 pp. (hardcover).
Monarch World. Butterfly Gardening: A Teacher's Guide to Creating a School Butterfly Garden. Web site: monarchwatch.org/garden/guide.htm
Tekulsky, Mathew. The Butterfly Garden. 1985. Harvard Common Press, Boston. 144 pp.
Schneck, Marcus. 1994. Creating a Butterfly Garden: A Guide to Attracting and Identifying Butterfly Visitors. Fireside (Simon & Schuster editions) 80 pp.
Sedenko, Jerry. 1992. The Butterfly Garden: Creating Beautiful Gardens to Attract Butterflies. Villard Books, New York. 144 pp.
Stokes, D., L. Stokes & E. Williams. 1991. The Butterfly Book: An Easy Guide to Butterfly Gardening, Identification and Behavior. Boston: Little, Brown & Co. 96 pp.
Xerces Society, Smithsonian Institution. 1990. Butterfly Gardening: Creating Summer Magic in Your Garden. Sierra Club Books. 192 pp. (paperback).
Barnes, Thomas G. Attracting Butterflies with Native Plants (FOR-98). University of Kentucky, Lexington. 8 pp. (www.ca.uky.edu/agc/pubs/for/for98/for98.htm ***FIX LINK***)
Bailey, Stephanie. 1994. How to Make Butterfly Gardens (ENT Fact 06). University of Kentucky, Lexington. 6 pp.
(www.uky.edu/Agriculture/Entomology/entfacts/misc/ef006.htm ***FIX LINK***)
(These publications are also available from your County Extension Office)
Beaty, K. Seddon and I. Fontas. 1993. Butterflies Abound! A Whole Language Resource Guide for K-4. Addison Wesley, MA. 224 pp. address: 1 Jacob Way, Reading, MA 08167 phone: 800-358-4566
Dashefsky, Steven. 1992. Insect Biology: 49 Science Fair Projects (grades 3-9). McGraw Hill. 208 pp. address: Direct Marketing, 860 Taylor Station Rd, Blacklick, OH 43004 phone: 800-262-4729)
Dunn, Gary A. 1994. Organizing Bug Days and Insect Fairs (grades K-12). The Young Entomologists Society. 190 pp. address: 1915 Peggy Place, Lansing, MI 48910 phone: 517-887-0499 web site: members.aol.com/YESbugs/mainmenu.html
Echols, Jean C. 1986. Hide a Butterfly (preK-1). Lawrence Hall of Science. 44 pp. address: University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 phone 510-642-1016
Embry, Lynn. 1988. Scientific Encounters of the Insect World (grades 4-7). Good Apple, Inc. 304 pp. address: P.O. Box 1649, Columbus OH 43216 phone: 800-321-3106
Grafton, CG. 1991. Butterfly Stickers in Full Color. Dover Publications, Inc., New York. address: 180 Varick Street, New York, NY 10014 phone: 800-223-3130
Hapai, Marlene Nachbar and L.H. Burton. 1989. Bug Play: Activities with Insects for Young Children (grades K-4). Addison Wesley, MA. 304 pp. address: 1 Jacob Way, Reading, MA 08167, phone: 800-358-4566
Opler, Paul A. and S. Strann. 1993. Butterflies East and West - book to color (also an activity book). Roberts Rhinehart, Boulder, CO. 96 pp (paperback) phone 800-352-1985 e-mail: email@example.com
Pyle, R. M. and S.A. Hughes. 1983. A Field Guide to Butterflies Coloring Book. Houghton Mifflin Co., Boston.
Vansant, Rhonda and B. Dondiego. 1995. Moths, Butterflies, Other Insects and Spiders: Science in Art, Song and Play (grades PreK-3). McGraw-Hill. 112 pp. address: Direct Marketing, 860 Taylor Station Rd., Blacklick OH 43004 phone: 800-262-4729
Boring, Mel and L. Garrow. 1996. Caterpillars, Bugs and Butterflies (Take-Along Guide). Northword Press, Inc., Minocqua, Wisconsin. 48 pp. (hardcover)
Ehlert, Lois. 2001. Waiting for Wings. Harcourt, San Diego. Unpaged.
Facklam, Margery and P. Facklam. Creepy, Crawly Caterpillars. 1996. Little Brown and Company. 32 pp.
Gibbons, Gail. 1989. Monarch Butterfly. Holiday House, New York. Unpaged.
Hamilton, Kersten. 1997. The Butterfly Book: Kids Guide to Attracting, Raising and Keeping Butterflies. John Muir Publications, Santa Fe, NM. 40. pp. address: P.O. 613, Santa Fe, NM 87504 phone: 800-888-7504)
Latimer, Jonathan P. and K.S. Nolting. Caterpillars (Peterson Field Guides for Young Naturalists). 2000. Houghton Mifflin Co, Boston. 48 pp.
Latimer, Jonathan P. and K.S. Nolting. Butterflies (Peterson Field Guides for Young Naturalists). 2000. Houghton Mifflin Co, Boston. 48 pp.
Legg, Gerald, C. Scrace, and D. Salariya. 1998. From Caterpillars to Butterfly (Life cycles). Franklin Watts.
Mikula, Rick. 1997. Garden Butterflies of North America: A Gallery of Garden Butterflies and How to Attract Them. Willow Creek Press, Minocqua. WI 143 pp.
Mikula, Rick. 2000. The Family Butterfly Book: Discover the Joy of Attracting, Raising and Nurturing Butterflies. Storey Books, Pownal, VT. 166 pp.
Mitchell, Robert T. and H.S. Zimm. 1987. 1987. Butterflies and Moths: A guide to More Common American Species. Golden Press, New York. 160 pp. (paperback).
Norsgaard, E. Jaediker, How to Raise Butterflies. 1988. Dodd, Mead, New York. 48 pp. (emphasis on the monarch)
Norsgaard, E. Jaediker and J.F. McGee. 1996. Butterflies for Kids (Wildlife for Kids Series). Northword Press, Inc. Minocqua, Wisconsin. 48 pp. (paperback)
Oberbek, Cynthia and S. Lerner. The Butterfly Book. 1978. Lerner Publications, Minneapolis. 32 pp.
Pascoe, Elaine and D. Kuhn. Butterflies and Moths. 1997. Blackbird Press, Woodridge, Connecticut. 48 pp.
Schultz, Warren. 1996. Bird and Butterfly Gardens. Friedman/Fairfax Publishers, New York. 72 pp.
Opler, P.A. and J. Ebner. 1995. Audubon Society's Butterflies for Beginners Mastervision, New York . 68 minutes. phone: 212-879-0448
Opler, P.A. and J. Ebner. 1996. Audubon Society's Butterfly Gardening. Mastervision, New York. 90 minutes. phone: 212-879-0448
Eyewitness Nature Butterfly and Moth video. Narrated by Martin Sheen. DK Vision and BBC. 35 minutes.
The Magic School Bus - Butterflies!. Scholastic. 30 minutes.
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All About Butterflies www.allaboutbutterflies.com
- Contains life cycles, anatomy, print-outs, butterfly species, illustrated dictionary, classroom activities, crafts, classification and information sheets. Site established by Enchanted Learning.
Butterflies of North America http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/
- Click on Kentucky on the map of the USA to get a listing by families of butterflies found in-state. Click on any species (listed by both the common name and scientific name) and view a color image of the butterfly along with the following information: wing span, identification, life history, flight, caterpillar hosts, adult food, habitat, range, conservation, and references. Site established by the US Geological Survey.
The Children's Butterfly Site http://www.kidsbutterfly.org/
- Contains butterfly images from around the world, coloring pages, reference list, butterfly and moth life cycle and frequently asked questions. Site established by the US Dept of the Interior, US Geological Survey and the Midcontinental Ecological Science Center.
Monarch Watch monarchwatch.org
- Includes information on monarch biology, migration & tagging, classroom curriculum, research projects and butterfly gardening (including: A Teacher's Guide to Creating a School Butterfly Garden). Site established by the University of Kansas Entomology program.
Moths of North America http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/
- Click on Kentucky on the map of the USA to get a listing by families of moths found in-state. Click on any species (listed by both the common name and scientific name) and view a color image of the moth along with the following information: wing span, identification, life history, flight, caterpillar hosts, adult food, habitat, range, conservation, and references. Site established by the US Geological Survey.
North America Butterfly Association www.naba.org/images/index.html
- Includes color images and information on butterflies
National Wildlife Federation, Urban Wildlife Programs, 1400 16th St. NW, Washington DC 20036-2217, phone 202-797-6800 website: www.nwf.org
Xerces Society, 10 Southwest Ash St., Portland OR 97204-3516 phone: 503-222-2788 website: www.xerces.org
Young Entomologists' Society, International Headquarters, 1915 Peggy Place, Lansing MI 48910-2553 phone: 517-887-0499 website: members.aol.com/YESbugs/mainmenu.html