Butterflies

Title: Butterflies
Text: by Ronald Orenstein
Photography: by Thomas Marent
Published: 2015
Target audience: Adults

Thomas Marent’s photography make this book a pleasure to peruse. Ronald Orenstein’s text contains the answers to questions regarding butterflies, moths and caterpillars from around the world. The overall message continues to be that restoring habitat may be crucial for butterflies with few natural refuges left in a changing world and a warming climate. For us this means conserving larval host plants and, for flower-feeding butterflies, adult nectar sources. Create a butterfly garden in your own yard this summer!

by Stephanie Kelly
Pod Squad Ambassador

Front cover of the book Butterflies

Butterfly Gardens of Saugeen Shores has donated resource materials on Monarch butterflies, native gardening, and insects to the Southampton and Port Elgin libraries as part of our “Planting Awareness” program. We have a PDF of all of the resource materials available at our libraries. Click here for the entire listing, and then checkout the books and videos from the library.

Book Review: Monarchs in a Changing World

Title: Monarchs in a Changing World Biology and Conservation of an Iconic Butterfly
Edited by: Karen S. Oberhauser, Kelly R. Nail, Sonia Altizer
Published 2015
Target audience: Adults

You will pick up this book if butterflies fascinate you! As a new volunteer with BGOSS, I am learning how our stewardship activities will help ensure that future generations will enjoy the beautiful monarch butterfly. This book explains how citizen scientists are essential as they share their observations on monarch migration, reproduction, survival and disease with researchers. It is quite a scientific book with many charts and graphs but a great resource for studying the “challenges and responses to threats to monarch conservation.”

By Stephanie Kelly
Pod Squad Ambassador

Woman Reading the Book Monarchs In A Changing World

Butterfly Gardens of Saugeen Shores has donated resource materials on Monarch butterflies, native gardening, and insects to the Southampton and Port Elgin libraries as part of our “Planting Awareness” program. We have a PDF of all of the resource materials available at our libraries. Click here for the entire listing, and then checkout the books and videos from the library.

When Butterflies Cross the Sky

Two Children Reading a Butterfly BookAnderson Haugh, eight years old, has reviewed several books from our Saugeen Shores library dealing with Monarch butterflies. BGOSS thanks Anderson for sharing his insights into these resource materials. Here is his summary and what he learned.

Title: When Butterflies Cross the Sky
Author: Laura Marsh

Summary of book: This book is about Monarch butterflies. It discusses their migration and threats to Monarchs. It is an informational book.

Something I learned: The female Monarchs lead the butterflies north from Mexico.

Butterfly Gardens of Saugeen Shores has donated resource materials on Monarch butterflies, native gardening, and insects to the Southampton and Port Elgin libraries as part of our “Planting Awareness” program. We have a PDF of all of the resource materials available at our libraries. Click here for the entire listing, and then checkout the books and videos from the library.

How to Raise Monarch Butterflies A Step-by-Step Guide for Kids

How to Raise Monarch Butterflies A Step-by-Step Guide for Kids
by Carol Pasternak
Juvenile Literature: Ages 8-16Book cover of How to Raise Monarch Butterflies A Step-by-Step Guide for Kids
Published in 2012

The monarch butterflies are making their way back to Ontario. On April 13, 2018 there was a monarch sighting in Tennessee in a field of milkweed! Now is the time to share this colourful guide with your kids. Get them involved in planning their own beautiful butterfly garden and foster a hobby that helps save the monarch butterfly! Kids learn the anatomy and life cycle of the monarch as well as how to raise and then release them. A great little book to promote protection and conservation of monarch butterflies!

Butterfly Gardens of Saugeen Shores has donated resource materials on Monarch butterflies, native gardening, and insects to the Southampton and Port Elgin libraries as part of our “Planting Awareness” program. We have a PDF of all of the resource materials available at our libraries. Click here for the entire listing, and then checkout the books and videos from the library.

Book Review: Attracting Native Pollinators

Title: Attracting Native Pollinators
Author: The Xerces Society

The native pollinator population is facing a decline. Learn what YOU can do to reverse this trend and protect our food sources. A fascinating, full colour guide to understanding pollinators and their biology in order to provide basic habitat essentials in your own backyard and beyond. A complete resource!

Reviewed by: Stephanie Kelly

Butterfly Gardens of Saugeen Shores has donated resource materials on Monarch butterflies, native gardening, and insects to the Southampton and Port Elgin libraries as part of our “Planting Awareness” program. We have a PDF of all of the resource materials available at our libraries. Click here for the entire listing, and then checkout the books and videos from the library.

Book Review: Monarch and Milkweed

Title: Monarch and Milkweed
Authors: Helen Frost and Leonid Gore

Recommended for children ages 4-8, this beautifully illustrated hardcover portrays the life cycle of the Monarch butterfly as it heads north in search of milkweed on which to lay eggs. Delightful artwork depicts the egg hatching, the caterpillar growing and transforming to the chrysalis, followed by the magical debut of the Monarch. Children learn about the life of the milkweed plant from early spring through fall. Charming age appropriate book.

Reviewed by: Stephanie Kelly

Marcus and Rachael are enjoying listening to Mom read them the story of “Monarch and Milkweed”.

Butterfly Gardens of Saugeen Shores has donated resource materials on Monarch butterflies, native gardening,  and insects to the Southampton and Port Elgin libraries as part of our “Planting Awareness” program.  We have a PDF  of all of the resource materials available at our libraries. Click here for the entire listing, and then checkout the books and videos from the library.