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Come on in Butterflies

Monday, August 17th, 2015

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 nectar plants. These plants should be placed in your garden so they can receive direct and full sunlight. Adult butterflies only feed in the sun. Locating a sunny area for your butterfly garden is an absolute must!

3. Create a planting schedule. Butterflies need a food source throughout their entire lifecycle, so be sure to plant flowers so that as one stops blooming a new one is starting to bloom.

4. Create resting and puddle areas. Butterflies like to rest in the sun to warm their wings. Have areas with flat stones in sunny spots for butterflies to land on. Butterflies also like we, sandy areas where they can drink from the water puddles. You can create this area by using a shallow pan filled with sand and water. Be sure to keep the sand moist at all times.

Want to learn more about building a butterfly garden and the butterfly lifecycle? Check out these useful online resources:

U of KenTucky CreaTing a BuTTerfly Garden

Creating a Butterfly Garden

And For Some of Our Fun Learning Math and Science Games:

Hex a Race MaTh AcTiviTy

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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:

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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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