This book is written in true John Acorn style: easy to read and humourous. The photography and illustrations are generally pretty fine. I wish we had one of these books for every province. The local aspect makes the book very significant. I'm going to copy'n'paste this comment into the Bugs of Alberta site as well since all the same comments apply. Really good value. My main focus with this purchase is to encourage our young grandchildren to develop their appreciation for bugs, butterflies, beetles, etc., while still being interesting at an adult reading level. The range maps, habitat description and information on overwintering are all features that many identification books lack. If there's a lack at all in this book, it might be the life-cycle element. But as is it is now, Butterflies of Alberta is an excellent reference book. Now I'd just like to have John Acorns "Nature Nut" series on dvd!