Rare and extirpated butterflies of Columbia County

Butterflies are often the most endangered insects. Some of their caterpillars can only survive on select host plants, so if their habitats are destroyed and the host plants disappear, the butterflies disappear as well. Of the 65 species of butterfly native to Columbia County, 15 are now gone or nearly gone from our part ofContinue reading “Rare and extirpated butterflies of Columbia County”