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With this book in hand, readers of any age will discover — just outside their own doors, no matter where they live—a world they never knew existed. Stunning photography is combined with expert information to create an up-close-and-personal tour of the hidden lives of spiders, beetles, butterflies, moths, crickets, dragonflies, damselflies, grasshoppers, aphids and many other backyard residents. You won’t believe your eyes! Each creature is shown in its natural setting, and many are shown progressing through the stages of their life cycles. This is a one-of-a-kind look at some of life’s most fascinating mysteries — surprising, captivating, and perfect for nature lovers of all ages.
About the authors
Sister and brother Judy Burris and Wayne Richards are the co-authors of The Life Cycles of Butterflies, winner of Learning Magazine’s 2007 Teacher’s Choice Award for “Children’s Books” and “Product of Excellence for the Family.” Richards' butterfly garden won the Cincinnati Horticultural Society’s Gardener Recognition Award. Burris and Richards' articles and photography, as well as many stories written about them, have been published in Butterfly Gardener, Birds and Blooms, The Cincinnati Enquirer, Better Homes and Gardens, Cincinnati, and Backyard Living.