BYE BYE BUTTERFLY
South Florida is home to two species of highly endangered butterflies: the Miami Blue and the Schaus Swallowtail.
The two factors most impacting the insects are the loss of habitat and the indiscriminate use of pesticides. Recent conservation efforts have released butterflies into areas of the Florida Keys in an effort to re-establish their populations.
The Atala, or Coontie Hairstreak Butterfly was also endangered due to over-harvesting of its host plant, the Florida Coontie. However, in years, the butterfly has made a comeback as its host plant has come into popular landscape use.
What can you do? Plant some native larval and nectar species around your home. When necessary, use only environmentally safe pesticides.
Mixed Media Infinity box including wood, LED lights, glass, pen, ink, and marker drawing on vellum, photographs, acetate stickers, handwritten text.
Wired, ready to hang. LED controller included.
Dimensions: 1.75” 12” x 15”
Weight: 3 lbs.