Finding Butterflies in Texas: A Guide to the Best Sites
This begins the Spring Creek Press state guides that will lead butterfly watchers to the best places to pursue this rapidly growing and fascinating avocation. Ro Wauer traveled from the Lower Rio Grande Valley of south Texas to the northern Panhandle and from the Pineywoods in the east to the western Trans-Pecos region to find seventy-six of the best places in the state to watch butterflies. From locally known areas, such as Gus Engeling Wildlife Management Area, to major metropolitan areas, visitors and native Texans will enjoy finding and identifying the rare and beautiful butterflies of Texas.
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