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

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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)
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Kaylee
Aug 02, 2011 Kaylee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: science, non-fiction
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
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Melanie
Oct 24, 2011 Melanie rated it it was amazing
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.
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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
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