From gardens to zoo exhibitions, butterflies are one of the few insects we've encouraged to infiltrate our lives. Yet, what has drawn us to these creatures in the first place? And what are their lives really like? Here Wendy Williams reveals the inner world of these "flying flowers"—creatures far more intelligent and tougher than we give them credit for. Taking an in-depth look at the ancient partnership between butterflies and humans, Williams travels to habitats across the globe and introduces us to not only various species, but to the scientists who have dedicated their lives to studying them.
"[A] glorious and exuberant celebration…. Williams takes us on a humorous and beautifully crafted journey that explores both the nature of these curious and highly intelligent insects and the eccentric individuals who coveted them."—Washington Post