An Endangered Butterfly’s Unlikely Last Refuge

Karner blue butterfly is extinct in Canada and will be in North America if selfish people get their way.

Recently, the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and nonprofit Save the Dunes and Indiana Dunes State Park, secured $1-million dollars in an attempt to carve out a habitat for the species under human stress.

With habitat wiped out from Canada to the United States, the last redoubt for the Karner Butterflies will be from human effort and ingenuity.

An ambitious plan is determined to restore 1,000 acres of habitat for the Karner blue butterfly.

It is hoped that this will be enough to propel a foothold for the species to continue to exist.

This particular species of butter fly must dine on lupine plant flowers in the wild in order to survive. The butterfly is threatened with extinction if the delicate balance between it and the dunes is disrupted.

There is no plan yet stated to transplant any Karner blue butterflies that are survivors in captivity.

Indiana project aims to save endangered butterfly
by Russell Smith | IDS – Indiana Daily Student
http://www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=98503

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