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On A Wing And A Prayer: A Butterfly Rescue On San Juan Island

Sea-level rise is expected to have wide-ranging effects on Pacific Northwest, and one of the region’s rarest butterfly species is in trouble.

In 2008, a storm surge wiped out the strongest remaining colony of San Juan Island’s dwindling Island Marble butterfly population. Now, researchers have the species on life support, trying to help the beach-going insect move to higher ground.

San Juan Island Island Marble Butterfly extinct

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Warner Canyon, Friends Of Trees, Climate And Butterflies (2904)

Oregon Field Guide: Episode #2904
Most Recent Broadcast: October 26, 2017