Learn about insects with books from Bored Feet Press

California Bees and Blooms
A Guide For Gardeners and Naturalists

Gordon W. Frankie, Robbin W. Thorp, Rollin E. Coville, and Barbara Ertter

In this guidebook, some of the state’s preeminent bee and botany experts introduce us to the the twenty-two most common genera of bees, describing each one’s distinctive behaviors, social structures, flight season, preferred flowers, and enemies.


Dragonflies of the Greater Southwest
Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah

by Kathy Biggs
Photographs by Pierre Deviche, Jim Johnson, Greg Lasley, Ron Oriti

This definitive guide describes 125 species. Includes habitat, distribution, flight periods, and behaviors for each species. Coverage includes dragonflies, skimmers, emeralds, darners, clubtails, and mixed families.


Aquatic Insects in Alaska

John Hudson, Kathy Hocker & Robert Armstrong

This comprehensive, lavishly illustrated guide covers all of Alaska's aquatic insects and reveals many fascinating facts about them.


Bees & Other Stinging Insects
Bee Aware and Bee Safe

Heidi Ratner-Connolly & Randy Connolly

This book informs readers about the various kinds of insect stings and bites — how to avoid them and what to do if someone is attacked, especially if they have an allergic reaction.


Dragonflies of North America
Coloring & Activity Book

Kathy Biggs, illustrated by Tim Manolis

Color & learn about the gorgeous dragonflies & damselflies of North America. Coloring pages for 37 common species of Dragonflies and Damselflies.


Common Dragonflies of California, Second Edition
A Beginner's Pocket Guide

Kathy Biggs, Color Photos by Rav Bruun

This first and only dragonfly field guide for California has been updated and expanded in a second edition. It provides clear, concise identification information and stunningly clear color photos of 100 species of dragonflies and damselflies.


Dragons in the Ponds

Robert H. Armstrong, John Hudson, & Marge Hermans

Children will learn fascinating facts about dragonflies and why we should appreciate them and not fear them. Text by three naturalists talks about the dragonflies' life cycle, what they eat, and what eats them. Full of useful information presented clearly for kids.


Common Dragonflies of the Southwest
A Beginner's Pocket Guide

Kathy Biggs

All the common dragonflies and damselflies of the Southwest


Dragonflies of Alaska, Second Edition

John Hudson & Robert H. Armstrong

This handy book shows how to identify all 35 dragonfly species found in Alaska. With beautiful close-up color photos plus detailed line drawings, the book explores many of the fascinating aspects of dragonfly behavior.


Butterflies of Arizona
A Photographic Guide

Bob Stewart, Priscilla Brodkin and Hank Brodkin

Naturalist Stewart and friends follow up on his ground-breaking and highly successful Common Butterflies of California with an even more comprehensive guide to the abundant butterflies of the Southwest.




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