Thursday, June 2, 2011

Growing Lupines and Butterflies

The Indiana Dunes are purple this time of year. They are covered with Lupines, a flower of particular importance to an endangered species of butterfly, the Karner Blue, around the Great Lakes.

Growing Lupines is a project in and around the area of the Great Lakes. The butterflies need a continuous corridor in order to mate, grow and thrive; sporadic groups of plants just don't help in the continuance of this endangered butterfly.

Knowing how important the abundance of Lupines is, makes the wildflower display particularly beautiful--don't you think?   

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