Jim Brock

Jim Brock

About Jim Brock

Jim P. Brock is a longtime lepidopterist, butterfly photographer, researcher, tour leader and author based in Tucson, Arizona. Jim is the co-author of Butterflies of Southeastern Arizona, Butterflies of North America and Caterpillars in the Field and Garden and sole author of Butterflies of the Southwest. Jim has been studying butterflies for over 40 years. His trips have taken him to Brazil, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Mexico, the West Indies, Canada and all 50 states. Three different butterfly species have been named in his honor.

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Butterflies of Central & Northern Arizona

Title: Butterflies of Central & Northern Arizona
ISBN: 978-1-936913-32-9
Author: Jim Brock

The beautiful digital photographs in this inclusive guide will aid beginners as well as experienced watchers in identifying not only the common butterflies of the low desert area and gardens in and around Phoenix and the high desert areas to the north and east but also the more common and unique species found in central and northern Arizona’s mountains. Covered are such iconic localities as the red rock canyon country of Sedona, the White Mountains, the Grand Canyon, Kingman and the Flagstaff region including the San Francisco Peaks.

Featured among the 84 illustrated species are the Two-tailed Swallowtail (the state butterfly), Monarch and it’s desert cousin the Queen. Lovely species found in the mountains include Milbert’s Tortoiseshell, Weidemeyer’s Admiral and Northwestern Fritillary. The caterpillars for each species are also featured in a side by side format. It also features all of the corresponding caterpillar forms for each of the adult butterflies.

This compact, waterproof guide easily fits into a day pack or pocket for use in the field. Nature enthusiasts of all ages will enjoy using this marvelous guide at home or on a hike.

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Butterflies of Central and Northern California

Author: Jim Brock
ISBN: 978-1-936913-55-8

Butterflies of Central and Northern California: This guide—including the valley, foothills, coastal and metro areas—beautifully illustrates 84 species of butterfly and nearly all of the corresponding caterpillar forms found in Central and Northern California.

This pocket-sized guide features color photos in a side-by-side format that makes it ideal for field use. Included along with most of the more common species are several of the most unique species of the region. Common and scientific names, adult size, season when they can be found, and their caterpillar host plants are listed. Nature enthusiasts of all ages will enjoy using this marvelous guide.

Size: 4”x 9” folded; 9” x 24.5” unfolded.

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Butterflies of Southern California

ISBN: 978-1-936913-97-8
Author: Jim Brock

Butterflies of Southern California: Butterflies of Southern California—including the desert, mountains and metro areas—beautifully illustrates 84 species of butterfly and nearly all of the corresponding caterpillar forms found in Southern California.

This pocket-sized guide features color photos in a side-by-side format that makes it ideal for field use. Included along with most of the more common species are several of the most unique species of the region. Common and scientific names, adult size, season when they can be found, and their caterpillar host plants are listed. Nature enthusiasts of all ages will enjoy using this marvelous guide.

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Butterflies of Southeast Arizona

ISBN: 978-1-936913-98-5
Author: Jim Brock

Butterflies of Southeast Arizona: Southeast Arizona region is considered one of the best butterfly watching areas in the U.S. Butterflies of Southeast Arizona—including both Saguaro and Organ Pipe National Parks—beautifully illustrates 84 species of butterflies and all of the corresponding caterpillar forms found in Southeast Arizona.

This pocket-sized guide features color photos in a side-by-side format that makes it ideal for field use. Included along with most of the more common species are several of the most unique species of the region. Common and scientific names, adult size, season when they can be found, and their caterpillar host plants are listed. Nature enthusiasts of all ages will enjoy using this marvelous guide.

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