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April 15, 2010
Extinction and the Edith's Butterfly
The Edith's checkerspot butterfly has become extinct in 80% of its previous range, because the snapdragon flowers it relies on are drying up too soon.
See Humans vs. Habitats to learn why.
I'm a Master Naturalist and an outdoor enthusiast -- mostly kayaking, and I live on a Peninsula in the Chesapeake Bay. I'm the author of The Nature Fan, Nature Fan Activists, Green Earth Almanac, and Amanda's Geographic. Formerly, I ran the nationally syndicated column "National Green Activism" for The Examiner, and I was a key factor in the success of many campaigns. Make sure you don't miss a post, and subscribe by email! Thanks for reading.