In lively, accessible prose, John Himmelman explains the intricacy of moths' life cycle, their importance in nature, and how just a tiny handful of the many moth species are truly pests to humans. He tells how to attract moths with lights and bait, when and where to observe them, and how best to photograph these tiny subjects. Entertaining personal anecdotes and short profiles of some of the country's foremost moth-ers add human interest. This new edition updates photos and information while focusing on states east of the Mississippi.
John Himmelman is an author/illustrator of over eighty books for children and books (for grown up kids) on various nature topics. He graduated from School of Visual Arts in 1981, with his first book, Talester the Lizard, published later that year. He is a naturalist and author of Cricket Radio, Tuning In the Night-Singing Insects, and Guide to the Night-Singing Insects of the Northeast (Stackpole). He lectures on a variety of natural history topics and leads trips in search of exciting flora and fauna. He lives in Killingworth, CT. Visit his website at www.johnhimmelman.com.
"The natural world is a treasure trove of mysteries and beauty, often concealed within the folds of darkness. John Himmelman’s book, Discovering Moths: Nighttime Jewels in Your Own Backyard, Eastern North American Species, serves as a luminous guide to the enchanting universe of moths that grace our landscapes during the twilight hours. Published with a passion for education and the wonders of the night, this book invites readers to explore the intricate lives of these lesser-known creatures, highlighting their importance and magnificence."