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Monday, March 22, 2010

Good News!

Today is a great day for a tiny creature the size of your thumbnail!
This photo thanks to sitting knitting's blog
Here is a quote from NBCLA to explain...
  "The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service began releasing rare Palos Verdes blue butterflies Friday morning, more than a decade after they were thought to be extinct.
The little butterfly is native to Southern California but was considered extinct by 1987. Ten years later, a small patch of them was discovered in San Pedro.
Since then, wildlife workers in several agencies have been breeding the blue butterflies in captivity and restoring the butterfly's natural habitat -- leading up to Friday's release, which also happens to be the first day of spring"

This photo was taken form nestbox's blog here
This is the kind of good news I like to hear. Even though it was the humans who almost destroyed the habitat of this creature, we are making good by bringing them back.
Sometimes we DO know how to do the right thing!

I read this book several years ago and it has some sad stories in it about extinction, but also has some very uplifting news of things coming back from the brink.
One very elusive bird with a sad story is the Ivory Billed Woodpecker who is believed to be extinct but recently there have been a handful of stories of people who have heard its distinct call and seen glimpses of it's distinctive white bill.

Let's keep the faith!


Nachrichten aus Wunderland said...

Thanks for your comment! Well, I thought about your hint, that it may be difficult to understand a german blog because of its language and I´m sorry about that, so I´ll try from now on to summarize my german postings in english at the end of each post, so that all relevant facts can be understood (I hope!).
The butterfly is so sweet!

myletterstoemily said...

the tiny butterfly photo
reminded me of your
photo of the tiny frogs.

so happy for you about
the woodpeckers . . . who
drive us crazy! :)

farmlady said...

I could swear I saw that butterfly on the Cosumnes River, in El Dorado County, last summer. I think I have photos of them. I will check.
Yes, sometimes we humans do the right thing..., sometimes.

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