Range mapping in butterfly books...
I was amazed to discover when I checked out the so-called "Range Map"
In the back of my new book Butterflies of Alabama that my county has no
Butterflies at all.So,for all who have read my posts on this forum I did not
Sneak in and release into my back yard boxes of butterflies so I could
Boast of their presence!!!(humor)Seriously,how did this happen?I love the
Book,and was so pleased that my state(rich in butterflies)now had a book
About the species we are blessed with.But the mapping was just barren.
I understand that verification is important if a book is a straight field guide.
Now,this book is very interesting,and lots of photography,and I would buy
It again.But if you read it the content is good within.The back is misleading.
I think more counties could have given input as to their butterfly sightings,and a lot of people flower garden in this state and there are
Butterfly Gardeners here,too.I would like to somehow fix this because
Of conservation interests.What does it take to "Verify"?