Despite their bad reputation due to the painful nature of their sting, bees are some of the most useful insects found in the backyard. They produce honey and beeswax and help pollinate flowers and other plants we use for food.
Many children have spent summer afternoons chasing beautifully colored butterflies around the garden. This book, filled with vibrant photographs, shows readers these graceful insects in sharp detail, from caterpillar to cocoon to winged insect.
On summer nights, the air is often filled with the sound of crickets chirping. Symbols of good luck in many cultures, crickets live in gardens across the globe. Amazing up-close photographs explore the fascinating world of crickets, detailing the body parts and daily activities of these noisy insects.
Dazzling in appearance, dragonflies have long captured the imagination of people in various cultures. In this book, dozens of full-color photographs enable readers to learn about the needs, life cycle, and food preferences of these long-bodied insects.