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'Hill House Publishers (Melbourne & London) publishers of fine books in
Natural History and science, authentic facsimiles of antiquarian works, maps and prints.

Butterflies of North America
The U.S. Geological Survey's guide to the butterflies of the US and northern Mexico, including a photographic identification guide, county checklists, and more. www.butterfliesandmoths.org

Monarch Watch
A website dedicated to the study of the monarch butterfly and its yearly migration.

Where Do Butterflies Come From?
A simple guide from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, including a fun project for kids.

Butterflies and Moths
Searchable database of generic names and type species. From The Natural History Museum, London.

NBII Children's Butterfly Site
Kids can learn all about butterflies and moths at this site. It includes a coloring page with the life cycle of the Monarch, and a gallery of pictures.

Yukon Butterflies - butterfly activities and lessons
Watch an on-line metamorphosis and learn about the life-cycle of the Painted Lady Butterfly. Developed by Yukon Grade three classes complete with activities....
www.yesnet.yk.ca/schools/jackhulland/ projects/butterflies/observations/webcam/index.html

Butterfly Pavilion & Insect Center(Colorado)
At our 30,000 square foot facility, 250,000 people a year (including 35,000 children), explore a tropical rainforest with 1,200 free flying butterflies, hold a friendly tarantula and enjoy a hands-on experience of the world of invertebrates.

What is a Butterfly? -- A comprehensive on-line hypertext book about butterflies. It is designed for people of all ages and levels of comprehension.
www.enchantedlearning.com/ subjects/butterflies/allabout

Field Museum Butterfly Collection -- A well-crafted guidebookwith common questions and answers.

Missouri Botanical Garden Butterfly House -- Garden in St. Louis renowned for its fundamental botanical research, horticultural displays and education programs.
Includes a butterfly house.

Insects.org Bug Bios
A butterfly wing pattern module of Class Insecta!

& more:

Adopt-An-Insect Project, was developed to explore the world of insects at Havana Junior High School.
The project pages includes procedures, objectives, lesson plans, and an assortment of links.

Butterfly World's Bring Back the Butterflies campaign is a North American effort to help people bring large numbers of butterflies back to our landscape. It is a call for people across the Continental United States and Canada to build a small garden in an effort to reverse the ongoing destruction of butterfly habitat in their local area. www.butterflyworld.com/campaign.html

Butterfly Gardening, your guide to creating and maintaining a backyard wildlife habitat.

Butterfly Gardening 
A butterfly garden is an easy way to both see more butterflies and to contribute towards their conservation, since many natural butterfly habitats have been lost to urbanization and other development…

Captain’s European Butterfly Guide: There are approximately 440 species of Butterfly in Europe and North Africa. I have seen but a small part of them but hope eventually to come across most of them and perhaps include them in these pages, currently there are 263 species included.

The Swallowtail Butterfly in Italy,The Queen Butterfly of Italian Gardens: One of the most spectacular sights in Italian gardens has to be the European swallowtail butterfly flitting, effortlessly over lavender, buddleja, valerian or any other nectar-providing flower…

HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants, Natural History Museum, brings together an enormous body of information on what the world's butterfly and mth (Lepidoptera) caterpillars eat.