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Spring is Here! Welcome Karner Blue Bloom!

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

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!

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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:

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Welcome to Blue Butterfly Books!

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

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 and effect on the environment, we choose Create Space, an eco-responsible printing company.

Electronic routing of our books reduces greenhouse gas emissions, worldwide.  When a book order is received, the order is filled at the printing location closest to the client.    Using environmentally friendly publishing technology, of the Espresso book printing machine, Blue Butterfly Books are printed as they are requested, saving thousands of books, and trees over time.  This process offers the stable and viable alternative keeping healthy sustainability of our environment.  All paper is acid-free, and interior paper stock is made from 30% post-consumer waste recycled material.  Safe for children, Create Space also verifies the materials used in the print process are all CPSIA-compliant.

By purchasing this Blue Butterfly Book, you have supported Full Recovery and Preservation of The Karner Blue Butterfly. Our logo is the Karner Blue, Lycaeides melissa samuelis, a rare and beautiful species whose only flower for propogation is the blue lupin.  The Karner Butterfly is mostly found in the Great Lakes Region of the U.S.A.  Recovery planning is in action, for the return of Karner Blue in Canada led by the National Recovery Strategy. The recovery goals and objectives are aimed at recreating suitable habitats for the butterfly and encourage the growth of blue lupines – the butterfly’s natural ideal habitat.

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