Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Secret Lives of Backyard Bugs: Discover Amazing Butterflies, Moths, Spiders, Dragonflies, and Other Insects!” as Want to Read:
The Secret Lives of Backyard Bugs: Discover Amazing Butterflies, Moths, Spiders, Dragonflies, and Other Insects!
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Secret Lives of Backyard Bugs: Discover Amazing Butterflies, Moths, Spiders, Dragonflies, and Other Insects!

by
4.62 of 5 stars 4.62  ·  rating details  ·  13 ratings  ·  3 reviews
With this book in hand, readers of any age will discover — just outside their own doors, no matter where they live—a world they never knew existed. Stunning photography is combined with expert information to create an up-close-and-personal tour of the hidden lives of spiders, beetles, butterflies, moths, crickets, dragonflies, damselflies, grasshoppers, aphids, and many ot ...more
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published July 1st 2011 by Storey Publishing, LLC (first published June 1st 2011)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Secret Lives of Backyard Bugs, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Secret Lives of Backyard Bugs

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 34)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Kaylee
From the preface:
"About 90 percent of the photos were taken in a backyard garden in northern Kentucky only one-eighth of an acre in size...With the exception of the lightning bug, all of the bugs in this book can be found throughout the United States and parts of Canada and Mexico."
So really, if you don't see any of these bugs, it's because you aren't looking.

The pages are filled with lots of great color photos arranged in a magazine-like format. The whole book seems like it could be the bug ed
...more
Melanie
The Secret Life of Backyard Bugs
Judy Burris & Wayne Richards
Storey Publishing

Stunning photography!
Every living thing progresses through life cycles, often with bugs we only see the adult stage. In awe filled photography we are able to see complete life cycles of insects and spiders from eggs to larvae, pupa to adult.
There is a description of each insect, order it belongs to, and trivia facts for each insect displayed. This is by far one of the most interesting bug books I have ever read.
It
...more
Nicholas Urdy
adding to my list of books to purchase
Randy Trumbauer
Randy Trumbauer marked it as to-read
Jun 29, 2014
Pam
Pam is currently reading it
Apr 05, 2014
Emily
Emily is currently reading it
Feb 13, 2014
Tanya
Tanya marked it as to-read
Nov 07, 2013
Brett Ortler
Brett Ortler marked it as to-read
Aug 14, 2013
Judy
Aug 07, 2012 Judy rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Claire
Claire added it
Mar 03, 2012
Geri
Geri added it
Mar 03, 2012
Jessica
Jessica marked it as to-read
Feb 12, 2012
Matt
Matt marked it as to-read
Sep 19, 2011
Simone Cannon
Simone Cannon marked it as to-read
Aug 20, 2011
Robert
Robert marked it as to-read
Aug 17, 2011
Cathy Buck
Cathy Buck marked it as to-read
Aug 13, 2011
Marnie  Sferrazza North
Marnie Sferrazza North marked it as to-read
Aug 11, 2011
Vanessa Pacifico
Vanessa Pacifico marked it as to-read
Aug 03, 2011
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Sister and brother naturalists Judy Burris and Wayne Richards from the Cincinnati area (northern Kentucky) are the authors and photographers of a brand new book called Nature's Notes. They also wrote The Secret Lives of Backyard Bugs, winner of the National Outdoor Book Award (NOBA) plus the Teacher's Choice Award for "Product of Excellence for the Family". Their first book The Life Cycles of Butt ...more
More about Judy Burris...
The Life Cycles of Butterflies: From Egg to Maturity, a Visual Guide to 23 Common Garden Butterflies Nature's Notes Planting the Perfect Butterfly Garden Butterfly Field Guide What's that Caterpillar?

Share This Book