Sunday, February 24, 2013

Endangered species? No problem, move them or grow them

Palo Alto Daily News/Staff, 2/22/13. "Starting anew:  Volunteers release Bay Checkerspot butterfly caterpillars into Edgewood County Park.

Euphydryas editha bayensis
This, Bay Checkerspot butterfly   
"Volunteers, under the direction of scientist Stuart Weiss, released 400 Bay Checkerspot caterpillars into Edgewood County Park and Natural Preserve in Redwood City on Thursday. 

Euphydryas editha bayensis
From that, Bay Checkerspot caterpillar
The park's butterfly population became extinct in 2003. The Bay Checkerspot butterfly is on the federal threatened list of endangered species.

The caterpillar release was done as part of a celebration commemorating the 20th anniversary of the park becoming a nature preserve. For more about Edgewood County Park, visit" 

RelatedBerkeley University, CAL photos, photographs are from this website.  San Mateo County, Edgewood Park in Redwood City, CA.

Posted by Kathy Meeh

No comments: