|July 2012 NEWS: So Far this year we have released well over 350 butterflies into our environment starting in January. Of the new chrysalis that formed this summer, there have been 30+ hatchings and releases in what we call a "second flight". At this point we have approximately 900 viable chrysalis. This year we have been unable to keep a daily count of the hatchings and releases.
The Butterfly Project is located in the Monterey
Bay area of California, in the US. The butterfly species that we work to create an awareness of are
the ones local to our native region.
Butterfly Project began in the mid 90's, when we only worked to
create awareness and habitat for one species, the Pipevine Swallowtail butterfly.
Since our small beginnings, we have expanded our work to include
other local species of butterfly, including the Monarch, Anise and Western Swallowtails, and Lorquins Admiral butterflies.
|Two pipevine swallowtails mating. Notice the unusual yellow spots on the male, the lower of the two.
photo by David Klemp 3/21/2012