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Outdoors blog butterflies archive

MONDAY, OCT. 16, 2017

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28, 2017

Callophrys sheridanii butterfly. (John Baumann)

Butterflies benefittng from moisture-boosted bloom

NATURE -- Most butterflies seem to have benefited from blooms produced by this year's abundance of moisture in Eastern Washington, experts from the Washington Butterfly Association report. Exceptions could include monarch butterflies that may have found some of their milkweed habitats flooded this spring. Butterfly...

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 3, 2017

Monarch butterfly. (Joanna Gilkeson / U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)

The monarchs are coming; Got your milkweed?

NATURE -- With landscaping and spring planting on our minds, providing habitat for colorful monarch butterflies can be as easy as providing a healthy serving of milkweed. This simple act to boost these delicate long-distant migrants can be done on a small scale in yards...

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MONDAY, MARCH 13, 2017

MONDAY, MAY 2, 2016

TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2016

MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2016

Old World swallowtail butterfly.  (John Baumann)

Butterfly field trip, planting on Saturday

NATURE -- Tune it to butterflies, starting with two possible outings coming up on Saturday, April 23, followed by classes for understanding and appreciating these eye-pleasing insects. All of the activities are organized by the Washington Butterfly Association Spokane chapter. Scablands butterfly field trip near...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 24, 2015

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 3, 2014

WEDNESDAY, JULY 16, 2014

Tiger swallowtail butterfly. (Craig Goodwin)

Planted flowers attract classy clientelle 

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- "Two of my favorite things in our garden this morning," Spokane Valley pastor/photographer Craig Goodwin said Tuesday. "Tiger swallowtail butterflies and purple coneflowers. The blue flax to the left is a volunteer from some wildflower seeds I planted a couple years ago."

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MONDAY, AUG. 20, 2012

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 2012

This photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows a Taylor’s checkerspot butterfly. (Associated Press)

Public encouraged to join Butterfly Count

NATURE -- The public is invited to join a wildlfie biologist and a lepidopterist for day of learning about butterflies in Northeast Washington on Saturday. As part of National Pollinator Week, the Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge will be hosting the North American Butterfly...

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 30, 2012

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2012

TUESDAY, JULY 5, 2011

MONDAY, APRIL 4, 2011

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