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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! http://www.wiltonpreserve.org/conservation/karner-blue-butterfly

(Wikipedia Photo: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karner_blue)

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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