Category Archives: Butterfly Farm

Santa Barbara Parks and Recreation Commission Honors Volunteer Groups

At each monthly meeting, the Santa Barbara Parks and Recreation Commission recognizes community organizations and individuals who have supported projects and programs of the Parks & Recreation Department with their time, treasure and/or talents. On Dec. 14, the commission recognized … Continue reading

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Can A Butterfly In Brazil Really Cause A Tornado In Texas?

It’s poetic, the notion that the flap of a butterfly’s wing in Brazil can set off a cascade of atmospheric events that, weeks later, spurs the formation of a tornado in Texas. This so-called “butterfly effect” is used to explain … Continue reading

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Lawsuit Launched Challenging Massive Power Plant Expansion in Northern California

The Wild Equity Institute, Communities for a Better Environment, and the Center for Biological Diversity today filed a formal notice of intent to sue the California Energy Commission, the Environmental Protection Agency and several power plant owners and operators for … Continue reading

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Power Plants in East Contra County Get Formal Notice of Lawsuit Threat

Environmentalists filed notices Tuesday warning they would sue to force the owners of four existing and planned East Contra Costa power plants to protect rare plants and a butterfly and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In the endangered species notice, the … Continue reading

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Swallowtail Butterfly Farms

Ever wonder what it takes to grow a hobby into a successful career, in a brand new industry? Throw in the uncontrollable challenges of nature, weather… and thousands of living creatures and you will find Jacob Goth’s Swallowtail Farms. Swallowtail … Continue reading

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Nature Conservancy: NY Butterfly Habitat to Expand

WILTON, N.Y. — Officials say they plan to expand an upstate New York habitat for the federally endangered Karner blue butterfly by 68 acres. Nature Conservancy officials announced they purchased property within the Wilton Wildlife Preserve and Park in Wilton, … Continue reading

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Southern Birdwing Haven in India

The village of Salgini, nestled within the Netravali wildlife sanctuary, offers a breathtaking sight of the Southern Birdwing ( troides minos) flying in a leisurely manner. Considered to be the largest among the Indian Swallowtail butterflies, it has a wing … Continue reading

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National Butterfly Center Opens in San Antonio Texas

The gardens outside the new National Butterfly Center sounded like an open-air bazaar Thursday, with the merchandise being species to photograph or simply watch — a colorful tapestry of fluttering wings. “Anybody want a Silver-banded Hairstreak?” piped one member of … Continue reading

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