Discovering Moths

John Himmelman introduces us to the beautiful, fascinating, and unappreciated cousins of the butterflies: moths. Learn about the hundreds of species that live right outside your home, how to identify them, and attract them. Paper, full-color photographs and black & white illustrations,


Caterpillars: Find – Identify – Raise Your Own by Chris Earley
Creatures that can turn from a caterpillar into a butterfly or a moth fascinate everyone. If you’re curious about caterpillars and the magic of their transformation into a butterfly or moth, this newly released book is for you and only

$6.95. ISBN: 978-1770851832, 32 pages, paperback.

Golden Guide to Butterflies and Moths

This Golden Guide from St. Martin’s Press illustrates in full color 423 of the most common, widespread, important, or unusual North American species of Lepidoptera. A lot of information packed into this handy guide.


North Woods Naturalist Series
The popular North Woods Naturalist Series field guides contain detailed information, with innovative formats that make field identification a snap. Each guide will help you know what to look for and when. These books are made exclusively for the regions encompassing the North Woods of the United States and Canada.

$18.95 each

Princeton Field Guides: Caterpillars of Eastern North America – By David L. Wagner
This lavishly illustrated guide will enable you to identify the caterpillars of nearly 700 butterflies and moths found east of the Mississippi. The more than 1,200 color photographs and two dozen line drawings include numerous exceptionally striking images. Absolutely the best caterpillar identification book!


Golden Guides: Insects – revised and updated (February 2001). Handy 4″ x 6″ paperback reference, 160 pages, full-color illustrations. From St. Martin’s Press, 


The Family Butterfly Book By Rick Mikula – Though many of us know that caterpillars turn into butterflies, Rick explains the transformation from start to finish-egg to caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly-and reveals where each stage can be found in the wilds of our own backyards. With stunning full-color photographs and detailed illustrations, Rick explains how to attract, safely catch and handle, and raise and support butterflies. He also discusses how to make irresistible habitats for butterflies and emphasizes the importance of basking sites, water sources, and shelter. Did you ever want to hand-feed a butterfly? Have a live-butterfly tree? Feature butterflies in special celebrations? Rick explains all that and more. With vital facts, how-to projects and intriguing discussions of butterfly behavior and lore, The Family Butterfly Book is sure to amaze and inspire readers of all ages.


Kaufman Field Guide to Butterflies of North America
By Jim P. Brock & Kenn Kaufman
The most user-friendly butterfly guide ever published, still handy and compact, now updated with the very latest information.


North American Insects & Spiders by Lorus & Margery Milne – National Audubon Society Field Guide Series; 990 pages, full-color photographs, range maps, handy pocket size,


Insects of the North Woods
A Field Guide to 300 of Our Most Distinctive and Interesting Insects by Jeff Hahn
Have you ever wondered what that colorful bug on your wood pile was? Insects of the North Woods will help you identify more than 300 species of six-legged critters native to Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin.