Butterfly Isles: A Summer In Search Of Our Emperors And Admirals

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Butterflies animate our summers but the 59 butterfly species of the British Isles can be surprisingly elusive. Some bask unseen at the top of trees in London parks; others lurk at the bottom of damp bogs in Scotland. Several are virtually extinct. This book charts the author’s quest to find all 59, from the Adonis Blue to the Dingy Skipper.

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Butterflies animate our summers but the fifty-nine species found in the British Isles can be surprisingly elusive. Some bask unseen at the top of trees in London parks; others lurk at the bottom of damp bogs in Scotland. A few survive for months, while other ephemeral creatures only fly for three days. Several are virtually extinct. This bewitching book charts Patrick Barkham’s quest to find each of them – from the Adonis Blue to the Dingy Skipper – in one unforgettable summer.Wry, attentive, full of infectious delight and curiosity, written with a beautifully light touch, The Butterfly Isles is a classic of British nature writing.

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Weight 0.294 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2.3 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

xiii, 370 , 16 unnumbered of plates

Language

English

Edition

Revised edition

Dewey

595.7890941 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K