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Shady Oak Butterfly Farm - Butterfly Lifecycle Kits and Gifts, Butterfly Host and Nectar Plants, Caterpillars and Chrysalises and Much More.

Butterfly Farming Supplies - Quality Products for Raising Healthy Butterflies.

If you are looking for Butterfly Related Merchandise go to They have apparel, books, jewelry, art, for the home, garden, publications, for children, optics, paper goods, gifts, weddings, NABA memberships, Monarchs only, and Dragonflies only.


BioQuip Products - Equipment, Supplies and Books for Entomology and Related Sciences.  



Nature Art


    Thistledown Studio - The nature art includes: dragonflies, spiders, amphibians, preying mantids, uncultivated plants and the lifecycles of butterflies and moths,



Ancient Child Studio - Handmade lampworked beads and jewelry. Unique meaningful designs that define your individuality; nature symbols - Monarch chrysalis necklace (14k gold-fill chain) and sterling silver chains for the other unique pieces, one of which is a robin's egg nest,









Learn About Butterlies in the Garden, Brenda Dziedzic, Westland, MI: 2011















Butterflies of Michigan: Field Guide, Jaret C. Daniels, Cambridge, MN: Adventure Publications, Inc., 2005










The Family Butterfly Book, Rick Mikula, Pownal, VT: Storey Books, 2000











Butterfly Gardening, Xerces Society and the Smithsonian Institution, San Francisco, CA: Sierra Club Books, 1998




Butterflies through Binoculars The East: A Field Guide to the Butterflies of Eastern North America, Jeffery Glassberg, New York: Oxford University Press, 1999






Moths & Caterpillars of the North Woods, Jim Sogaard, Duluth, MN: Kollath+Stensaas Publishing, 2009







Michigan Butterflies & Skippers, Mogens C. Nielsen, E. Lansing, MI: Michigan State University Extension, 1999, click on the link, then on the website, do a search of the title of the book.




Butterflies of the Great Lakes Region, Matthew M. Douglas & Jonathan M. Douglas, Ann Arbor, MI: The University of Michigan Press, 2005





Attracting Butterflies & Hummingbirds to Your Backyard, Sally Roth, Emmaus, PA: Rodale, 2001




A Swift Guide to the Butterflies of Mexico and Central America, Jeffrey Glassbery, Morristown, NJ: Sunstreak Books, 2007

A World Without Butterflies, Judy Burris and Wayne Richards, Erlanger, KY, 2015


The Life Cycles of Butterflies, Judy Burris & Wayne Richards, North Adams, MA: Storey Publishing, 2006







How To Raise Monarch Butterflies: A Step - by - Step Guide for Kids, Carol Pasternak,

Richmond Hill, ON Canada, Firefly Books, 2012



Caterpillars Of Eastern North America: A Guide To Identification And Natural History, David L. Wagner, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2005




A Field Guide to Caterpillars, Thomas J. Allen, Jim P. Brock, and Jeffery Glassberg, New York: Oxford University Press, Inc., 2005


Peterson First Guide to Caterpillars, Amy Bartlett Wright, Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1993


The Secret Lives of Backyard Bugs, Judy Burris and Wayne Richards, MA: Storey Publishing, 2011