ABOUT THE BOOK My Butterfly Collection is a gentle blend of art, photography, and writing. It features the art of David Singer, Stephen Haines Hall, Joan Danziger, Edda Clasen, Helen Webber, Norie Huddle, Gena Galenski, and others; the outstanding photography of Kjell B. Sandved; and the writings of David Brower, David Seaborg, Liam O'Brien, Paul and Anne Ehrlich, Robert Michael Pyle, and others. The book also includes ways to say butterfly in many languages, basics of butterfly gardening, details about Monarch butterflies, and much more. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Stevanne Auerbach, PhD, has been fascinated by butterflies since childhood, observing them in gardens and parks, and later she was given a special beaded bag that stimulated the collection. She became an activist on behalf of the Mission Blue butterfly and its habitat when she lived near Twin Peaks in San Francisco. She formed an organization to create greater awareness and support as she gathered information for the book along with a great collection of objects and resources, but then was devastated by a fire that changed everything. When she found the charred manuscript a few years ago, she began again. This marks her 16th publication. Dr. Auerbach's books range from parenting, child care, play and toys to a novel and screenplay. She shares her enthusiasm for butterflies and concern for the well-being of our delicate planet. Butterflies are sensitive indicators of balance.