The Butterfly Isles : A Summer In Search Of Our Emperors And Admirals Paperback
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 set to become a classic of British nature writing.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 304 pages
- Publisher: Granta Books
- Publication Date: 05/05/2011
- Category: Wildlife: butterflies, other insects & spiders
- ISBN: 9781847083159