Discovering Moths: Nightime Jewels in Your Own Backyard

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Down East Books, Jan 1, 2002 - Nature - 232 pages
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In lively, accessible prose, he 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 mothers add human interest.

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User Review  - Sandydog1 - LibraryThing

Himmelman's unique, conversational style is wonderful. A great book by a self-taught moth-maniac. You don't have to be a New Englander to find this book entertaining and a useful reference. Read full review

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_Discovering Moths_ by John Himmelman is a wonderful, witty, and informative look at all things moth, a book packed with beautiful color photographs and black-and-white drawings by the author as well ... Read full review

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About the author (2002)

John Himmelman was born in Kittery, Maine. He received a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in 1981. He wrote Talester the Lizard while taking a course in writing and illustrating children's books and it became his first published book. To pay the bills, he worked as a cook and then as a carpenter, working on his books at night. It took about six years before he could make a full time living writing and illustrating children's books. He has written and illustrated over 70 children's books, many with nature-related themes. His books include Discovering Moths, Discovering Amphibians, Guide to Night Singing Insects of the Northeast, and Cricket Radio: Tuning In To the Night-Singing Insects.

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