Launch of Manitoba Butterflies: A Field Guide (Turnstone Press).
Manitoba Butterflies is one of the most unique and accessible field guides to feature Manitoba's winged ambassador, the butterfly. Novices and experts alike will be engrossed with over 600 full colour photos featuring full colour life-size specimens as well as images of the entire butterfly lifecycle from egg to mature butterfly of over 100 butterfly species found in Manitoba. The combination of scientific fact and anecdotal information make for a thoroughly engaging way to learn about butterflies.
Author, artist and journalist, Simone Allard is one of Manitoba’s biggest butterfly enthusiasts. An author of five French-language children’s books, contributor to Youth News and Ducks Unlimited, and award-winning documentary director, Allard’s unique blend of talents combined with a fascination for Lepidoptery (the study of butterflies) have created the perfect storm. Manitoba Butterflies is her first book in English. She currently lives and writes in Winnipeg.