From 7pm until 8pm
The karner blue butterfly was once found readily from Maine to Minnesota, but is now limited to small pockets of pine barrens and oak savannahs in eight states. New Hampshire hosts a small population of these federally listed endangered species on the 300 acres of the Concord Pine Barrens. For a number of years biologists have been releasing captive-bred Karner blues in the hopes that they will begin breeding in the wild. In 2009, 250 adult butterflies hatched in the wild in the Concord Pine Barrens. It marked the fifth straight year that scientists have reported Karner blues surviving in the wild in New Hampshire. Join Heidi Holman, wildlife biologist with NH Fish & Game, for an overview of the karner blue butterfly and the state’s management and recovery efforts.
Meeting ID: 840 4343 6991