Friday, October 23, 2020

Updates to Northwest Butterflies

Normally this time of year I'd be heading to the NW Leps Workshop in Corvallis for a weekend gathering of regional lepidopterists, probably my favorite butterfly-related event all year and one of the only times people can buy my books without the extra cost of shipping. However, due to the combination of a building remodeling project and COVID restrictions, the meeting has been changed to a virtual chat. Meanwhile, after nearly three years in business I've been making some updates to my storefront (list below).

So to celebrate three years in business and honor my NW Leps customers, I am offering 20% off all orders placed on October 24 through November 21. Go to and use the code NWLEPS2020 during checkout to claim the discount!

Some of the changes:

Digital downloads -- I have plans to expand this but for now there are two items available for free:

    • Comprehensive checklist of the butterflies of Washington. This is a PDF that myself and the rest of the authors freely distribute. It is offered here so anyone can check for new updates and download immediately without waiting for emails.
    • List of errata for Butterflies of the Pacific Northwest along with taxonomic (Genus/species name) updates.

Butterflies of the Pacific Northwest by myself and Robert Michael Pyle - I have 20 copies available that I will sign. If they sell out I can order more.

I've added a page with shipping cost information in an effort to provide up-front costs so you aren't surprised when you get to the checkout. Instead of auto-calculating shipping during checkout, I now have set shipping costs based on my averages over the past three years. I also balanced it with slightly reduced book prices. This means people in the Pacific Northwest will save between $0.50-2.00 compared to former order totals, and people in eastern states may save as much as $7 compared to former totals.

New photo products -- I have a limited number of vinyl stickers made from my photographs. Depending on how these sell, I may develop some additional options. I also added a new magnet option: a kiss cut Ceanothus Silk Moth adult. Let me know if you have any requests or suggestions!

Ceanothus Silk Moth
mock-up of kiss cut design for stickers and magnets