paper, 611 pp., $29.00
The legacy of Roger Tory Peterson, the great naturalists, is kept alive in this field guide to the moth species of the northeast of North America (including parts of Canada and the Midwest). Authors Beadle and Leckie provide basic information on 1,500 of the approximately 11,000 species currently recognized in this region. Selected photographs depict representative populations; further information on individual species can be found in reference materials. This handy field guide contains tips on how to attract moths and identify species. There are also range maps and graphics that indicate specific locations, plus a system for simple identification. Both beginners and experienced naturalists will find this a valuable tool in learning more about the natural world around us.
— Marilyn K. Alaimo, garden writer and volunteer, Chicago Botanic Garden