• Our Female Karner Blue Butterfly  :):):):)

    Our Female Karner Blue Butterfly :):):):)

    The Female Karner Blue, a little different from Her blue male counterpart – is not actually blue!  She is a little blue, and mostly Beautiful silver-grey with white borders on Her wings, and orange and deep dark charcoal-colored spots!…..Although Karners nourish themselves on only the blue lupine flower in their pre-pubescent stages, once, they come out […]

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  • May 17th is Alpiny, NY's Grand Lupine Festival!

    May 17th is Alpiny, NY’s Grand Lupine Festival!

    Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 10:00AM to 4:00PM, the Discovery Center in the Alpiny Bush Pine Preserve is hosting their Annual Grand Lupin Festival! In addition to celebrating the wildflower blue lupine and its importance to the Karner Blue Butterfly, this year’s theme, “Dune” It All – Recreation In The Pine Bush, celebrates the many recreational […]

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  • Welcome to Blue Butterfly Books!

    Welcome to Blue Butterfly Books!

    Welcome to Blue Butterfly Books!  Our Books are available as pdf downloads or softcover books – in full color or black/white. We are based in Victoria BC,   Canada Sustainability and Eco-Responsibility          Here at Blue Butterfly Books, trees are valuable to Mother Earth and the health and wellbeing of everyone.  Minimizing our ecological footprint […]

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Come on in Butterflies

Using Flowers to Attract Various Butterfly Species Western Tailed Blue – Vetches, MilkVetches! 1. Choose other flowers for colour and nectar. Adult butterflies are most attracted to red, yellow, orange, and pink flowers. Adding some of these for colour is a great way to spruce up your butterfly garden. 2. Purchase and plant a few […]

Spring is Here!  Welcome Karner Blue Bloom!

Spring is Here! Welcome Karner Blue Bloom!

Each year there are two Blooms of Karner Blue Butterflies, the Spring Bloom and the Summer Bloom.  In mid to late April, The Ones that have overwintered on or near the ground…..Come into Full Bloom!  Right Around Now!  For more info, you can visit  The Wilton Wildlife Preservation at 80 Scout Road Gansevoort, NY! http://www.wiltonpreserve.org/conservation/karner-blue-butterfly […]

Butterfly’s Life Cycle

Butterfly’s Life Cycle

The Caterpillar eventually Transitions into the Adult Butterfly!  If your Class wishes to Make a Fun Mini-Butterfly House,  Materials required are: Caterpillars (can be purchased in a Pet Store or online); Milkweed (or similar plant type); Small Twigs, Leaves, and other plant matter; Terrarium with Lid There are 4 stages for the Butterfly’s life cycle. They are: The Egg, […]

Blue Morpho

Blue Morpho

As its common name implies, the Blue Morpho Butterfly’s wings are Bright Blue, edged with black. The Blue Morpho is among the largest butterflies in the world, with wings spanning from five to eight inches. Their vivid, iridescent Blue coloring is a result of the microscopic scales on the backs of their wings, which reflect […]

Our Female Karner Blue Butterfly  :):):):)

Our Female Karner Blue Butterfly :):):):)

The Female Karner Blue, a little different from Her blue male counterpart – is not actually blue!  She is a little blue, and mostly Beautiful silver-grey with white borders on Her wings, and orange and deep dark charcoal-colored spots!…..Although Karners nourish themselves on only the blue lupine flower in their pre-pubescent stages, once, they come out […]

May 17th is Alpiny, NY's Grand Lupine Festival!

May 17th is Alpiny, NY’s Grand Lupine Festival!

Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 10:00AM to 4:00PM, the Discovery Center in the Alpiny Bush Pine Preserve is hosting their Annual Grand Lupin Festival! In addition to celebrating the wildflower blue lupine and its importance to the Karner Blue Butterfly, this year’s theme, “Dune” It All – Recreation In The Pine Bush, celebrates the many recreational […]

Welcome to Blue Butterfly Books!

Welcome to Blue Butterfly Books!

Welcome to Blue Butterfly Books!  Our Books are available as pdf downloads or softcover books – in full color or black/white. We are based in Victoria BC,   Canada Sustainability and Eco-Responsibility          Here at Blue Butterfly Books, trees are valuable to Mother Earth and the health and wellbeing of everyone.  Minimizing our ecological footprint […]