Audubon Videoguide to Butterflies

Audubon Videoguide to Butterflies

Common & Endangered

DVD - 2008
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This video guide brings moving footage, range maps, and informative narration about more than 70 common butterflies and their native habitats. It also has footage of 21 endangered U.S. butterflies and three list candidates.
Publisher: New York : MasterVision, c2008
ISBN: 9781559192064
Branch Call Number: DVD 595.789097 AUD
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 150 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Common and endangered

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Fuzzy_Wuzzy
Feb 15, 2016

Yes. At times, this nature-documentary's narration was (most definitely) on the dry and uninspired side. And, yes, at a 2.5-hour running time, things sure did tend to drag on for far too long.

But, when it came to the first-rate photography of so many different varieties of North American butterflies (in their natural environment), I'd have to say that I was pretty impressed at the sight of these beautifully coloured critters and their (sometimes) awesome wingspans.

It was especially the Swallowtails (watch video) who put on a truly grand show with their super-fragile, yet, magnificently spectacular wings. And, with that, they, unanimously, took first prize, in my books.

I mean, if I were someone who was seriously considering getting a tattoo (after watching this documentary's non-stop pageantry of exquisitely displayed butterfly wings), I'd certainly be more than eager to have my bicep, shoulder blade, or thigh decorated to match the likes of one of these aesthetically pleasing natural masterpieces. I really would.

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Derringer
Feb 03, 2016

If nothing else - This informative, 2-hour, nature-documentary from the National Audubon Society will clearly prove to the viewer that butterflies are, indeed, more than just a pretty pair of wings.

And, speaking about a "pretty-pair-of-wings" - Butterflies certainly do reign supreme in this particular category with their majestically colourful wings (as you'll soon see in this first-rate presentation).

Together as a united species, butterflies and moths make up the largest group of insects of all. Often very exotic-looking, with their brilliantly coloured wings, it is estimated that there are 15,000 different varieties of butterflies in the world, with moths, of course, exceeding that number by 10 times.

From egg, to caterpillar, to pupa, to adult - This documentary gives the inquisitive viewer a vivid look at this fascinating 4-step life-cycle which truly is a wonder of nature. (Watch video)

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