Archive for May, 2004

New find of rare species prompts local government to protect habitat

Published on May 20, 2004

Land Letter (A publication of Environment and Energy Daily) May 20, 2004 Charles Donefer reporter The discovery of a previously unknown large colony of the Taylor’s checkerspot butterfly in rural Oregon has brightened the outlook for environmentalists’ push to protect the rare insect. Known for the checkered orange, white and black pattern on its wings, Read more …

Prairie butterflies

Published on May 19, 2004

Ecologists trying to boost the numbers of the fragile beauties campaign for federal protection, and the Oregon Zoo begins a captive-rearing program The Oregonian—Science News Wednesday, May 19, 2004 RICHARD L. HILL Dana Ross had suspicions about the hilltop meadow near Corvallis. The grassy area seemed to be a suitable home for a rarely seen Read more …

500 Rare Butterflies Discovered in Oregon

Published on May 11, 2004

Posted on Tuesday, May 11, 2004 Associated Press CORVALLIS, Ore. – About 500 rare butterflies were recently found thriving in the hills west of here, thrilling conservationists who hope the colorful Taylor’s checkerspot will fight back from near extinction. The new colony, along with roughly 1,000 butterflies on nearby private and county park land, account Read more …

Spotted: more checkerspots

Published on May 10, 2004

May 10, 2004 By Scott Maben The Register-Guard CORVALLIS – It’s fitting that a rare butterfly is proliferating in the hills west of here – the newfound population of up to 500 thrills conservationists and gives them hope that the colorful Taylor’s checkerspot will fight back from near extinction. The recent discovery ought to tickle Read more …

Conservation Groups Move To Protect Seven Imperiled Swallowtail Butterflies from Around the World

Published on May 7, 2004

The Center for Biological Diversity and the Xerces Society today filed a lawsuit in Federal District Court in Portland, Oregon to compel the US Fish and Wildlife Service to protect seven swallowtail butterfly species as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act.

Work crews set to clean site of Delhi Sands fly

Published on May 1, 2004

COLTON: Cleanup has been hampered by rules that protect the habitat of the endangered insect. 12:29 AM PDT on Saturday, May 1, 2004 By ELLEN BRAUNSTEIN / The Press-Enterprise COLTON – Work crews that pick up trash as restitution for committing minor crimes will do so delicately this month when they clean the littered breeding Read more …