Checkerspot on the news
cherubini at mindspring.com
Fri May 5 23:48:09 EDT 2000
anne kilmer wrote:
> Would that be the Chalcedon checkerspot, do you think? You can buy them
> at the site cited above; no problem.
Laurel Godley's company "Butterflies Bedazzling"
http://www.butterfliesforsale.com/index.htm seems to
offer only 4 common species for sale at release events, not including the
checkerspot. Below is a quote from her website:
"Invite a royal gathering to join you for your special occasion. Our lovingly
hand-raised Monarchs, Queens, Red Admirals, and Painted Ladies are eagerly
awaiting your invitation."
On the other hand, another part of her website
"We work with area scientists to learn the most about each of our unique
guests and how best to meet their complex needs. This enables us
to bring you a diverse selection of native California species.
Rearing so many species is quite challenging, yet we
delight in the opportunity to observe nature's miracle first-hand.
We invite you to witness the wonder of butterflies for yourself."
I do know the California Dept. of Food and Agriculture has a long list of
species it allows to be raised and released within the confines of the State.
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