Books – Recommendations by our Members

Butterflies & Moths

Butterflies Through Binoculars: The East.  Jeffrey Glassberg.
A good basic field guide with pictures as well as information about expected ranges & brood cycles.

The Butterflies of West Virginia and their Caterpillars. Thomas J. Allen.
A good reference for caterpillar identification.


South Carolina Gardener’s Guide.  Jim Wilson.
Great information about gardening in South Carolina.

Month-by-Month Gardening in the Carolinas. Bob Polomsky.
This is an excellent reference for helping stay on top of your gardening tasks. When to prune? When to plant? What to do in November?

A Guide to the Wildflowers of South Carolina. Richard Dwight Porcher and Douglas Alan Rayner.
Very useful for identifying that native flower or plant you see butterflies using.

Landscaping with Wildflowers. Jim Wilson.
If you are interested in working with native species this is a great reference.

The Garden Primer. Barbara Damrosch.
“Good gardening is very simple, really. You just have to learn to think like a plant.”

The Well-Tended Perennial Garden: Planting and Pruning Techniques. Tracy DiSabato-Aust.
The title says it all.