It's finally here! After around seven years of developing the idea, writing the book, photographing specimens and experimenting with layouts, the Butterflies of the Sinlahekin Wildlife Area is available for purchase!
- 14,314 acre Sinlahekin Wildlife Area (SWA) in far north-central Washington State.
- The SWA is the first state wildlife area established (1939) in Washington.
- 14 years of butterfly records (2003-2017).
- 124 butterfly species covered (92 in or near SWA + 32 elsewhere in Okanogan County); this is 80% of the total species (~155) recorded in Washington.
- 86 confirmed butterfly species on the SWA.
- 1 likely but unconfirmed species (Canadian Tiger Swallowtail).
- 5 species found less than two miles from the SWA boundary.
- One of very few books that uses real butterfly photos instead of sketches to illustrate anatomy and wing regions.
- One of few, if any, books to illustrate many less-than-perfect specimens, which grants the user a more realistic idea of what they might see.
- Possibly the first book to illustrate more than four specimen photos for most species.
- 6 reference maps and 92 species record maps.
- 1163 photos depicting 691 specimens.
- 230 photos of living adults.
- 140 photos of immature stages.
- 145 habitat and other miscellaneous photos.
- 296 pages and 3 pounds—this is a reference book, not a pocket guide!
- $55.50 purchase price