Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Lupines and butterflies

Here's a wildflower that feeds an endangered butterfly larva. The Indiana Dunes is full of beautiful Lupines this May. Hopefully it means that there will be many more of the endangered Karner Blue Butterflies.

Lupines are making a human assisted comeback. Lupines need sunny, sandy, open areas. Development and fire suppression made habitat for both the Lupine and the Karner in short supply.

Can you imagine a world without Lupines or the Karner Blue?  

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