FW: New Callippe Siver Spot colony
MWalker at gensym.com
Wed Jan 13 03:00:32 EST 1999
I hate it when I do this. I forgot to send this to the list, so now it's
like totally unclear who wrote it. Neil will get two copies. Life is
grand. That's what I get for writing email at 2:30 a.m.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mark Walker
> Sent: Wednesday, January 13, 1999 2:38 AM
> To: 'Neil at NWJONES.DEMON.CO.UK'
> Subject: RE: New Callippe Siver Spot colony
> On Neil's remarks regarding S. callippe:
> The available research shows that butterfly introductions are very
> very seldom successful over the long term.
> Neil makes a point that attempts to relocate butterfly habitats are
> usually unsuccessful and perhaps often insincere. I won't argue with the
> latter, for I am obviously not suggesting that we build golf courses
> wherever we please and simply find other places for the Fritillary to
> What I am suggesting, however, is that this butterflies habitat might be
> easy enough to reproduce on secured lands so that population
> management/preservation can be attempted. I said the same thing for the
> Karner Blue while living in northern New England (regarding the Concord,
> N.H. sites), but everyone seemed to think that that was too difficult
> Maybe we're just doing a real crappy job of this (or perhaps not
> attempting it at all). Meanwhile, we all whine while the last remaining
> pockets are being developed.
> Again - it's not like we're talking about coastal sand dunes here. How
> hard is it to grow Violets and Lupine?
> Oh well. My son's visiting friends in Vermont, and he's getting buried in
> snow. I'm in Massachusetts, getting reacquainted with winter, though the
> temperatures here have been considerably warmer than Vermont.
> On January 2, 1999, in Cambria, CA: warm weather and hundreds and
> hundreds of Monarchs. It's great to see them when everything else is
> basically gone. Couldn't find a butterfly tree this time, though.
> Mark Walker.
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