A comprehensive guide to the butterflies of the Pacific Northwest from the region’s foremost butterfly experts.
“Pyle has done it again, authoring a brand-new butterfly book that's just grand. It's easy to use and beautifully illustrated. . . . Butterflies of the Pacific Northwest is a must-have for nature lovers in this region.” —Source
“In this outstanding guide, over 200 different butterflies found in the Pacific Northwest are pictured and described. All the small details which make a topnotch guide are present: hardy paper cover, color-coded layout, range maps, comparison plates, crisp color photography and clear and understandable text. It’s the perfect guide for Northwest butterfly enthusiasts young and old.”—National Outdoor Book Awards
Noted lepidopterist and writer Robert Michael Pyle is the founder of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation and the founding chairman of the IUCN/SSC’s Lepidoptera Specialist Group. A Yale-trained ecologist and a Guggenheim fellow, he is a full-time biologist and the author of 20 books, including Wintergreen, which won the John Burroughs Medal, Chasing Monarchs, Mariposa Road, and two collections of poetry. His works on butterflies include The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Butterflies, Handbook for Butterfly Watchers, and The Butterflies of Cascadia.
Pacific Northwest native Caitlin C. LaBar was born with a fascination for insects, which has developed into an interest in studying the habitats and life histories of butterflies. A geographer and GIS technician by training and a conservationist by nature, she enjoys photographing and collecting local butterflies and working on various butterfly mapping projects.