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Xerces Society

July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature

A Portland, Oregon-based organization devoted to protecting butterflies and other insects.

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Looking for Butterflies at Huckleberry Preserve

May 25, 2011 by Rick Bacigalupi

The Bay Area’s most enthusiastic lepidopterist, Liam O’Brien, takes us on a tour of Huckleberry Preserve in the Oakland hills. ...

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Painted Wings

July 01, 2010 by MaryAnn Nardo

MaryAnn Nardo's luminous watercolors capture species' whole life cycles, from larvae feeding on host plants to winged adults in search of nectar.

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Counting Butterflies

April 01, 2010 by Aleta George

On June 7, butterfly lovers in San Francisco will be out taking a count, and you can help.

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Chasing the West Coast Lady

July 18, 2008 by Laura Hautala

If butterfly watching sounds sedate, perhaps you've never witnessed the excitement of the territorial chase...

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Callippe Silverspot

June 20, 2008 by Laura Hautala

The endangered callippe silverspot butterfly was once common, but now it's found only on San Bruno Mountain, one of the world's hot spots of biodiversity and a spectacular bit of Bay Area wilderness.

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Bay Area Butterfly Resources

April 01, 2005 by Novella Carpenter

The Bay Area is home to almost 150 species of butterflies, skippers, and moths—and to quite a few butterfly lovers ...

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