Thank you to everyone who participated in NMW Win A Book 2012 and congratulations to the winners. Information for 2013 coming soon.
National Moth Week has teamed up with leading nature-writers to give participants a unique opportunity to win signed copies of their books. The follow authors have generously and graciously offered signed copies of their books:
Seabrooke Leckie – Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Eastern North America
This newest title in the Peterson Field Guide Series is sure to spur an interest in moths the way that the first Bird Field Guide in the Peterson series did for birds in 1934. It really should be that important! Seabrooke has generously offered three signed copies for participants to win.
John Himmelman – Discovering Moths: Nighttime Jewels in Your Own Backyard
This book is not really a field guide although it does have photos and drawings of lots of moths. But, it is one of the best introductions for both beginners and for those with a more advanced interest in moths. John Himmelman’s writing style is easy to read and very informative. After reading this book, you can’t help but have a new appreciation and possibly an addiction to moths. I pull it out of the bookshelf each spring and reread it cover to cover. It is simply that good. John has graciously offered a signed copy of his book.
Dave Wagner – Caterpillars of Eastern North America
Dave Wagner’s book on caterpillars is simply one of the coolest insect books to have been published, ever. It includes amazing close-up photos of caterpillars and a wealth of natural history information about each species. The book also has lots of information on caterpillar biology. Get this book! Dave has generously offered a signed copy of this book.
Dave Wagner – Owlet Caterpillars of Eastern North America
Dave Wagner’s newest book written with three other top-notch entomologists, is as amazing as his first book about caterpillars. It focuses on the Owlet moths, a hugely diverse group of moths. It covers more than 800 species and also has stunning close-up photos of each caterpillar and many of the adult moths. It also has an excellent introductory chapter on moth ecology and techniques for raising them. Another absolutely stellar book from Dave Wagner and a must for the moth bookshelf. Dave has generously offered a signed copy of this book.
Jim Arnosky – Crinkleroot’s Guide to Knowing Butterflies and Moths
Jim Arnosky is one of the leading nature writers for children in America and his books featuring the very cool woodland character, Crinkleroot are the perfect introduction for turning children onto nature. Jim was also exceptionally generous in allowing the Friends of the East Brunswick Environmental Commission to use Crinkleroot as the spokesperson for the Annual Salamander Migration and National Moth Week. Crinkleroot is perfect for this important role because he “…was born in a tree and raised by bees!”. He can speak caterpillar, moth, and butterfly, all at the same time.” Jim has generously offered two signed copies of this book.
Rare, Declining, and Poorly Known Butterflies and Moths (Lepidoptera) of Forests and Woodlands in the Eastern United States.
We have a copy of this amazing new book!
Butterflies and Moths of Pacific Northwest Forests and Woodlands: Rare, Endangered, and Management-Sensitive Species.
We have a copy of this great book that features beautiful full-color plates of the species. It will make a wonderful addition to any western Moth’ers library.
W.J. Holland – The Moth Book: A Popular Guide to a Knowledge of the Moths of North America.
At the time and for nearly 75 years afterwords (and even to some extent today), it was the reference book on moths with color plates and natural history of thousands of species. His passage on the excitement of sugaring for moths is far better then anything I can write about why we do moth nights.
Jim Sogaard – Moths & Caterpillars of the North Woods
This first-of-its-kind field guide presents photos and information about more than 300 species of moths found in the North. An innovative format makes field identification a snap, and 700-plus color photos illustrate how surprisingly colorful moths can be.