***NEW SHIPMENTS OF BOOKS ON THEIR WAY - THEY WILL BE ARRIVING AT BOOKSTORES, AMAZON, EVERYWHERE SOON***
Based on an exhaustive study by one of the region's insect authorities, Pacific Northwest Insects is a major breakthrough in field guides - the first ever to enable readers to easily and accurately identify thousands of species spanning the breadth of insect diversity.
“Accurate identification of our local insects becomes practical for the first time, thanks to this splendid book from one of our foremost ecologists and educators.”
– Robert Michael Pyle, Ph.D., Founder of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation and author of The Butterflies of Cascadia, Wintergreen, and others.
“With stunning photos and informative text on the identification and natural history of the region’s diverse insects, this easy-to-use book is a must-have for all field naturalists.”
– Dennis Paulson, Ph.D., Director Emeritus, Slater Museum of Natural History (UPS) and author of Dragonflies and Damselflies of the West
Accounts include all the information necessary to identify a species and to distinguish it from similar species in the region, as well as information on seasonality, size variation, habitat and distribution in the Pacific Northwest.
Essays on each of the major groups of insects with information on their distinctive features, lifestyles and habitat.
Clear and accurate line drawings that illustrate anatomical features used in identification of species.
Merrill A. Peterson is Professor and Chair of Biology and Insect Collection Curator at Western Washington University, where he has taught various courses in entomology, ecology, and evolutionary biology since 1997. He is also an adjunct professor in the Entomology Department at Washington State University and often teaches Master Gardener classes on insects. Merrill began studying insects while growing up in Seattle, received his B.S. in Zoology from the University of Washington, and his Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Cornell University. He has authored numerous papers on insect ecology, evolution, and diversity, and oversaw the development of the Pacific Northwest Moths website. His natural history photographs have been published in the New York Times, International Herald Tribune, Butterflies of Cascadia, Life Histories of Cascadia Butterflies, and many other places.
25th: Interview on Gardening with Ciscoe
9th: Lake Hills Library 2 PM
29th: Powell’s Books, Portland 2 PM
22nd: Scarabs in Seattle 7 PM
3rd: Redmond Public Library 2 PM
17th: Village Books 4 PM
8th: Woodinville Public Library 2 PM
April 11 - Bellingham Master Gardeners, Noon