Where is IFASBOOKS this week?
Florida Wildflower Day
10 am – 1 pm
Florida Museum of Natural History
Join us at the Florida Museum of Natural History’s Wildflower & Butterfly Garden! The museum team will be replanting thousands of wildflowers and grasses and they want to show you what they’re doing, and why. Talk with local groups about native Florida wildflowers and plants, pollinator-friendly landscaping practices, and much more!
The IFAS Extension Bookstore will be there with many of our resources about Florida wildflowers and pollinators. Books will be available for purchase at the museum giftshop.
Wildflowers of Florida Field Guide
Jaret C. Daniels and Stan Tekiela
How many times have you wished you knew the name of a wildflower you saw, whether for gardening, journaling, or just impressing your friends? Wildflowers of Florida is the perfect companion for “flower-watching.”
This is a handy field guide to help the curious nature-seeker identify 200 of the most common wildflowers found in Florida’s gardens, pastures, rights-of-way and natural areas. It features full-page, professional-quality color photographs and concise information critical to accurate identification. It’s also organized by flower color and size with icons to make identification quick and easy.
Keep Monarchs Safe
Illustrated by Samm Wehman Epstein
Written by Kristin Rossetti and Jaret Daniels
Monarch butterflies are perhaps the most celebrated insects in the world. But without our protection, monarch populations can decline and their spectacular migrations could soon be a thing of the past.
Fortunately, there are some simple steps we can take to help monarchs, as outlined in this educational coloring book suitable for children and adults.
As you color in Samm Wehman Epstein’s charming illustrations, you’ll experience the monarch’s life cycle and seasonal migrations. You’ll also learn about the milkweeds and other host plants that serve as a food source for caterpillars. The book closes with a glossary and a checklist of ways you can help monarch populations thrive.
Perfect for classrooms, outdoor activities, or just relieving stress, Keep Monarchs Safe is a creative way to learn about this imperial species.
Your Florida Guide to Butterfly Gardening
Jaret C. Daniels
University Press of Florida
In this easy-to-use and brightly illustrated introductory guide, lepidopterist Jaret Daniels shows beginning gardeners how to create a haven for butterflies and other flower-loving wildlife in Florida and throughout the Deep South.
Your Florida Guide to Butterfly Gardening offers a full-color look at Florida’s most common garden butterflies and the plants they prefer for food, shelter, and egg-laying. The book features recommended plants and garden layouts designed for major growing zones in Florida and neighboring southern states.
For more, visit ifasbooks.ifas.ufl.edu