Thought to be extinct for many years, the Fender’s blue butterfly was rediscovered in the 1980s in the Willamette Valley, but is currently categorized as endangered under the Endangered Species Act. It relies entirely on the Kincaid’s lupine during its critical larval stage, and the lupine has lost a lot of habitat to agriculture and other development activities. The good news is that through management and habitat restoration, this beautiful butterfly may be increasing in numbers and distribution.
11×14″, watercolor, pen and ink, $350 includes domestic shipping
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All originals are framed in genuine mahogany frames custom-crafted by my husband, with UV-protecting plexi and acid-free matting (unless otherwise noted).The mahogany is stained a rich golden brownish/reddish hue.