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Who isn't thrilled by the metamorphosis of a caterpillar into a butterfly, or a display of lightning bugs on a summer evening? Dozens of extraordinary insects inhabit our natural world, and many of the most interesting are hiding right in plain sight. With The Secret Lives of Backyard Bugs in hand, readers of any age will discover -- just outside their own doors--a world they never know existed. Stunning, unique photography is combined with expert information to create an up-close-and-personal tour of the hidden lives of spiders, beetles, butterflies, moths, crickets, dragonflies, damselflies, grasshoppers, aphids, and many other backyard residents. You won't believe your eyes! Each creature is shown in its natural setting, and many are shown progressing through the various stages of their life cycles. All of them are common backyard bugs -- most were photographed in the authors' own gardens in Kentucky -- that readers can easily observe on their own, wherever the live. The Secret Lives of Backyard Bugs is a one-of-a-kind look at some of life's most fascinating mysteries -- surprising, captivating, and perfect for nature lovers of all ages.