The Amazing Monarch: The Secret Wintering Grounds of an Endangered Butterfly

The Amazing Monarch The Secret Wintering Grounds of an Endangered Butterfly In The Amazing Monarch author and photographer Windle Turley chronicles the life cycle of the monarch butterfly Replete with page after page of full color photographs the book shows the monarch s ra

  • Title: The Amazing Monarch: The Secret Wintering Grounds of an Endangered Butterfly
  • Author: Windle Turley
  • ISBN: 9781935251941
  • Page: 363
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In The Amazing Monarch, author and photographer Windle Turley chronicles the life cycle of the monarch butterfly Replete with page after page of full color photographs, the book shows the monarch s rarely captured destination wintering grounds The contrast of the orange and black pops off the page as the reader goes on a visual tour in the high mountains of Mexico TheIn The Amazing Monarch, author and photographer Windle Turley chronicles the life cycle of the monarch butterfly Replete with page after page of full color photographs, the book shows the monarch s rarely captured destination wintering grounds The contrast of the orange and black pops off the page as the reader goes on a visual tour in the high mountains of Mexico The multifaceted work also contains poems and quotations focusing on the beauty of these tiny animals that weigh only.02 of an ounce.With carefully researched text and consultation with leading entomologists, The Amazing Monarch tracks the monarch s migration and interesting life spans Amazingly, this migration only takes place every four to five generations, but somehow, by the last week of October, the returning generation arrives at the same small groups of oyamel fir trees their ancestors populated the year before.The handful of roosting sites, located at about 10,000 feet altitude, each may contain 20 to 30 million monarchs in a single site only a few acres in size.After their stay in Mexico, it is crucial to head north to get back to Texas and Louisiana and specific types of milkweeds to lay their eggs during a critical three week period If the monarchs reach their destination too early, frost on the milkweed could kill the eggs A late arrival may mean the milkweed is no longer succulent.Returning from Mexico, the fourth or fifth generations will now have lived nine months, and before dying, will lay eggs during the last two weeks of March A female will lay 400 to 500 eggs during her lifetime, and primarily on only one type of milkweed plant, but only a small percentage of eggs will actually survive to become adult butterflies The offspring of the first generation travel on to Kansas and Tennessee during April where the female will again lay her eggs and die, after having lived only 45 to 60 days The process continues to South Dakota, Iowa and Wisconsin in May and the Great Lakes and Canada region in June But the fourth or fifth generation will not breed, lay eggs, or die instead, they head south in the late summer.Granted almost unprecedented access by Mexican wildlife officials, Turley photographed the insects in their natural habitats at their sanctuaries in Los Saucos near Valle de Bravo, State of Mexico and at the Sierra Chincua Sanctuary near Mineral de Anganguo, State of Michoacan areas unknown to outsiders until 1975.

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    1. What a wonderful book! I received this from NetGalley for review without consideration and am happy to say I am still marveling at the photographs included of monarch butterflies in their wintering grounds in central Mexico. This area was a mystery until its discovery in 1975. Turley's photos at times seem almost surreal as the reader begins to realize just what is in the picture---thousands and thousands of butterflies. Some shots appear to be oriental impressionist paintings, with the play of [...]

    2. 1.5 Both photography and research, this book gives an in-depth look on the migrations of the Monarch Butterfly.Although this book had incredible potential, there were many times I caught myself skimming past repetitive information, or uninspired quotes. I felt that Turley threw in every quote he found about butterflies, rather than just a selection of ones he felt were fitting and meaningful, and the page design for these was poorly executed. One of the quotes that he included was from National [...]

    3. This strikingly beautiful book brings us photos of the Monarch butterfly. The author was granted permission by the Government of Mexico to enter protected breeding and wintering grounds. As the brown-orange gaily decorated butterflies gather before flying north, they completely cover trees. Innumerable insects make a lively scene as they take flight like a sky full of flowers. Whimsical quotes are presented. Chinese philosopher Chuang-Tzu dreamt he was a butterfly, and he awoke to wonder if he w [...]

    4. Originally posted on my blog, A Lovely Bookshelf on the Wall:This weekend was the Monarch Madness Festival at the Butterfly House in my city, which our homeschool group toured last week. I downloaded this title on NetGalley in preparation for butterflies being our science topic of the week at home.The Amazing Monarch is presented mostly through Turley's photography, which blew me away. These images are so spectacular and vivid, you can actually see the "dust" (scales) on the butterflies' wings! [...]

    5. A must have for butterfly lovers.Breathtaking. If I needed to sum up The Amazing Monarch: The Secret Wintering Grounds of an Endangered Butterfly by Windle Turley in one word, that would do it. Fortunately, I have room to expound.This book is stunning. The photographs are beautiful. I felt like I had escaped into a secret world of wintering monarchs as I turned the pages. From images of single monarchs to images of tens of thousands of them covering trees like a tapestry of black orange, and whi [...]

    6. The photos in this book are incredible and it would be a wonderful purchase for that reason alone. The quotes sprinkled through the pages are a collection of poems, thoughts, and stories of butterflies from a variety of sources ranging from Zhuangzi (Chuang-tzu) to Carl Sagan. If the photos and sayings were the only contents, it would still seem a complete book. But then there is the text that follows the photographs. A complete explanation of the annual migration is given, broken down into stag [...]

    7. I received an electronic review copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Turley's photographs are breathtaking--any butterfly lover can appreciate the magic of his images. Few people have had such unrestricted access to the monarch wintering grounds, so to be allowed to see them through the lens of such a talented photographer is a real treat. Interspersed throughout the photographs are a collection of stories, quotations, and poems relating to butterflies. They were [...]

    8. Le foto sono fantastiche, come fantastica è questa farfalla (le immagini di alberi interamente ricoperti da stormi di Monarch sono incredibili, gli insetti sono una forza della natura), purtroppo non mi è piaciuto che fossero alternate a aforismi e citazioni tratti da vari autori.Avrei preferito che le foto fossero alternate a descrizioni biologiche o comportamentali di questa specie di farfalla.---The photos in the book are truly amazing, and amazing is this butterfly (the pictures of trees c [...]

    9. The pictures are nice, but this book really wasn't very exceptional. Some of the pictures are nice, but there were a couple that I felt were disjointed and awkward. The few awkward pictures really ruined the rest of the pictures for me because they were what I focused on.The writing itself wasn't that fantastic. The information was given to the reader in an awkward manner that I didn't really enjoy. The writing was a little too flowery and not factual enough for my taste.On an unrelated note: I [...]

    10. Stunning photography of beautiful monarch butterflies fills this book. I was amazed to see trees just drenched in butterflies as well as brilliant close-ups of wings and mouth parts. The photography was artfully paired with inspiring quotes about butterflies for a joyful experience. Towards the end of the book the feat of Monarch migration process is explained with current scientific data in an understandable way. It is obvious that the author put a lot of time in to understand the complicated w [...]

    11. I received an electronic review copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Some photographs were beautiful however some were quite noticeably photo-shopped. The real problem with this book was the lack informational text intersperse through the book which made me feel I felt I was looking at someones photo album and not reading a book. The quotes were a nice touch. Once I did get to the informational text (88 pages in) at the end of the book I found it to be dry and bas [...]

    12. This photos in this book are absolutely breathtaking! I actually got this because I knew my mom would go nuts. She loves butterflies and seeing her face light up at the gorgeous pictures was wonderful. This would make the perfect holiday gift!

    13. The Amazing Monarch: The Secret Wintering Grounds of an Endangered Butterflyby Windle Turley the beautiful pictures is not to be believed the poetry and prose enlightens the readers and creates a creative and beautiful connection of the winter grounds of the butterflies. 

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