Archive for May, 2014

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

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

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 of their pupas and fly, they nourish themselves on all other flowers in the surrounding areas, though as far as we know to this point, still stay in the general geographical area.  If you wish to see Karners in bloom, there are many places around the Great Lakes of the U.S. where parks are designated for the Karner preservation.  Within Canada, efforts are underway for their welcome return…..Late May to early June is the peak bloom time of the Karner Blue.  For more info, feel free to visit: http://www.wiltonpreserve.org/conservation/karner-blue-butterfly.

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

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

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 opportunities that the Albany Pine Bush offers throughout the 3,200 acre Preserve. A full day of programs is planned including presentations, demonstrations, live music, games, face painting, crafts, guided hikes, pony rides, snacks and much more….For more info: 

https://www.albanypinebush.org/discovery-center/lupine-fest-dune-it-all-recreation-in-the-pine-bush

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