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Butterflies of South Africa poster PDF Print E-mail
Written by Steve Woodhall   
Saturday, 17 October 2015 13:19

New Butterflies of South Africa Poster

 

This beautiful new poster is my latest project with Struik Nature, covering 63 of our most colourful and iconic species. Each species has an accompanying distribution map, derived from the SABCA butterfly atlas project by Drs Silvia Mecenero and Colin Beale. These maps, first seen in the Pocket Guide to Butterflies of South Africa (see below) are the first of their kind for butterflies to be based on actual scientific distribution data.

The bright, sharp images are enhanced by the high gloss laminated finish.  There is a series of four posters, the others featuring birds, snakes and mammals. They are available in major bookstores countrywide. Please note, I am only offering the butterfly posters for sale from this site. The snake poster is available from Johan Marais  ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ). When I have contacts for the others I will put them on here as well.

The retail price is R120 per poster, either from the bookstores, or via mail order from me, with an R20 per item postage fee in South Africa. Outside SA the price is R120 plus the cost of postage, which we will quote independently.

If you want to purchase in bulk please contact me privately.

To order, send an e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . You can set up an internet transfer to our account - ButterflyGear, Standard Bank Kloof branch, account no 00 25 166 632 8, Kloof branch, code 045526.

We have arranged for a portion of the royalties to be paid to the Lepidopterists' Society of Africa, to assist with their numerous butterfly and moth conservation projects.

Please note: When making payments, please put your name as reference so we can pick it up off the bank account on the internet :-)

Last Updated on Monday, 19 October 2015 17:32
 
Books by Steve Woodhall PDF Print E-mail
Written by Steve Woodhall   
Saturday, 12 September 2015 13:43

Steve Woodhall's Butterfly books

All of these books are (or should be) available from any good bookshop. If they are not, click on the heading links to go to Struik's page for each book, so you can order one from them. We can also arrange signed copies, either via courier or collection. Please send a mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to enquire. And, they are all available as e-books - see below.

Gardening for Butterflies

This book is aimed at the gardener who wants to know more about butterflies and moths (or 'buttermoths', as the order Lepidoptera is becoming known). It covers 95 of the most-often seen species in a suburban South African garden, with as much information on the early stages and host plants as is available. Steve's co-author Lindsay Gray, the well-known garden design expert, tells how to design a garden aimed at attracting buttermoths. A wide range of plants is depicted, both as host plants for larvae and nectar plants to attract adults. Examples of buttermoth-friendly gardens from different parts of South Africa are covered.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Pocket Guide to Butterflies

Ever been out in the bush and saw a butterfly you'd like to identify, but you don't want the bulk of a Field Guide in your backpack? Well this is the book for you. We've covered all types of butterfly, except those that look confusingly similar. You'll be able to identify most to the species level, except for the 'little blue/brown/copper jobs' - of those, we have put in examples so you can identify as far as the genus. To go further requires the Field Guide, but by the time you've got interested enough to want to know about them, you will consider the extra weight worth while (or take a photo for later ID at leisure...)

Pocket Guide cover

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What's That Butterfly?

This is aimed at the starter, who is just starting out and does not know their Swallowtails from their Blues. The butterflies are divided into groups, and scientific names are avoided. Examples of early stages (eggs, larvae and pupae) are covered for each group, for those who want to know more about their biology or may have found a caterpillar and want to know what it will become.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa

This was Steve's first book for Struik Nature and remains the only comprehensive field guide to South African butterflies. Many of the species covered are found further north in East Africa, so it is popular with people visiting countries as far north as Kenya and Uganda. It covers all the 'difficult' small brown, blue or copper butterflies found in South Africa's unique grasslands, karoo and fynbos.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last Updated on Saturday, 12 September 2015 14:42
 
Ordering prints of Steve's photos PDF Print E-mail
Written by Steve Woodhall   
Sunday, 10 March 2013 21:08

I am aware that PictureBox's site does not allow you to purchase a print bigger than A4 or B4.

Also, I have many more photos than are covered in their site, so I will be showing them in my galleries as I am able to upload them.

In the meantime if you want to buy a bigger enlargement than A4, please let me know, I'll arrange a quote and get them to increase the size available. Just drop me a line at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , and let me know which image you want to buy.

All the best

Steve

Last Updated on Saturday, 12 September 2015 12:20
 
Steve's e-books - a summary PDF Print E-mail
Written by Steve Woodhall   
Sunday, 10 June 2012 19:02

Hi All

All of my books are now available as e-books from Struik Nature. Follow the links below:

Gardening for Butterflies, showing you how to plan and create a garden that attracts your local butterfly species (the latest book, co-authored with well-known garden designer Lindsay Gray):

Gardening for Butterflies PDF

Gardening for Butterflies EPUB

Pocket Guide to Butterflies - a pocket guide you can easily carry in the veld, has examples of every butterfly type in SA (we just left out all the very similar ones!):

Pocket Guide to Butterflies PDF

Pocket Guide to Butterflies EPUB

What's That Butterfly? - butterflies described in groups to help you learn to identify them, with examples of early stages too!

What's That Butterfly? PDF

What's That Butterfly? EPUB

The Original - Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa - still the only comprehensive field guide to our butterflies.

Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa PDF

Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa EPUB

Enjoy!

Steve Woodhall

Last Updated on Saturday, 12 September 2015 12:17
 
Steve's posters - how to order PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Saturday, 07 July 2007 11:54

POSTERS

Butterfly Gear has published three informative posters on South African butterflies, as shown below. We are now making a special offer - all three posters for R100 via the post office (whilst stocks last). Please contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to order.

We also offer bulk discounts to book sellers - again, please contact us for a quotation.

Garden Butterflies

A great educational tool, and allows environment-concerned gardeners to identify 40 butterflies most likely to be seen in gardens around South Africa.

Butterfly Lives

Shows the full life histories of six of Africa's commonest and most widespread butterflies. Great for weaning your kids off silkworms!

Karoo Butterflies

A poster showing a series of butterflies that are special to the Karoo - a biome unique to South Africa, with a special beauty.

Last Updated on Saturday, 12 September 2015 12:48
 
Purchasing Butterfly and Moth Art photos PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Saturday, 07 July 2007 11:54

You can purchase prints of Steve Woodhall's butterfly photographs online from PictureBox.

Please go to Steve's Gallery to order the prints, and the Galleries (menu, left) show what's available. Here are a couple of examples:

 

Last Updated on Saturday, 12 September 2015 12:53
 
e-commerce PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Saturday, 07 July 2007 11:54

If you want to order posters, books or photographic prints, just drop an e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . You can set up an internet transfer to our account - ButterflyGear, Standard Bank Kloof branch, account no 00 25 166 632 8, Kloof branch, code 045526

Please note: When making payments, please put your name as reference so we can pick it up off the bank account on the internet :-)

Last Updated on Saturday, 12 September 2015 12:54
 
Butterfly Gear PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Saturday, 07 July 2007 11:54

All about Butterfly Gear...


Butterfly Gear is Africa's first site dealing in butterfly (and moth!) related items.

It is a part-time business run by a small team of myself: Steve Woodhall and my wife Jayne. The idea is to start small and add product lines as the business grows.

Have a look at the product categories, and see what we have!

Last Updated on Monday, 29 March 2010 21:48
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How to order a poster PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Saturday, 07 July 2007 11:54

Please e-mail your order to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Postage has unfortunately increased so we have to increase the price accordingly.

The price of single posters in SA is R80.00 including P&P, sent in a sturdy cardboard tube.

As a special offer, all three posters are available at R100 for the three in one pack.

Please include your postal and physical addresses, and a copy of proof of payment to this account:

Standard Bank account no. 00251666328 ButterflyGear, Kloof branch, code 045526

Please note: When making payments, please put your name as reference so we can pick it up off the bank account on the internet :-)

We will post the poster to you ASAP.

We also welcome trade enquiries and have a discount structure for resellers. If interested please contact us on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , and we will reply with the details.

Thank you

The ButterflyGear team

Last Updated on Saturday, 12 September 2015 12:51
 

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