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Published in 2019:
Butterflies in Mind — Monarch
A guide to perennial nectar plants that are known to attract & feed adult Danaus plexippus. Select from over 40 genera. A compilation of original & historical data that is abundantly illustrated. 94 pages, 8,800 words.
by Susan C. Dunlap
Founder & CEO of Aerulean Plant Identification Systems, Inc.
Holder of two issued US Patents in Plant Identification & Selection
Registered©️2019 isbn: 13: 978-1-7336625-1-2
This illustrated book is designed as a companion text to Butterflies in Mind — Perennials and Butterflies in Mind — Asclepias. It provides detailed information about perennials that are known to appeal to adult Monarch butterflies — Danaus plexippus. Over 30,000 images of butterflies nectaring on plants were assembled and examined, and data extracted from them compiled –- the Monarch-related perennial plant data contained in the images is presented in this book. Asclepias, the host plant that is essential to sustain and feed the Monarch insect larvae, has been treated in a separate volume: Butterflies in Mind —Asclepias. The adult Monarchs do feed on nectar, and the nectar perennials that appeal to them are detailed in this book.
Other books in this series:
Butterflies in Mind — Perennials
A 500 page complete guide to all perennials that appeal to all US butterflies reflects a four-year study of butterfly activity overlaid with a 14 year study of plants. Contains a complete list of perennials correlated with the adult butterfly species they attract. Fully illustrated and indexed. 512 pages, 38,900 words.
Butterflies in Mind — Zinnia
Contains intimate macro images illustrating the butterfly’s view of the world — images botanically detailed and described. Contains details about cultivated Zinnia species and a complete list of adult butterfly species attracted to them for their nectar. 50 pages, 1400 words.
Butterflies in Mind — Asclepias
A book focused on the Monarch butterfly’s host plant. It contains a story about nectar gardening, a list of all butterflies that feed on Milkweed, information about all US cultivated and native Milkweed, and detailed botanical macro images illustrating the structure of the blossom. 50 pages, 5,000 words.