Karner Blue Awareness Campaign
In February 2008, we moved forward from the
Karner Blue for State Butterfly Campaign
to a full out Karner Blue Awareness Campaign.
Our 2008 goal was to incorporate the Karner blue into elementary school science programs throughout New York State.
In April 2008, the Karner blue made its
SCIENCE 21 debut
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** Listen to Mark Dunlea interview Karina about the Karner blue on WRPI
(click here to listen)
Here is a list of awards and recognitions
for our Karner blue awareness campaign.
We continue to update this website with information and action items we're pursuing.
A State Butterfly Election is being held in New York this Fall. You
have the power to make a difference in the survival of a species. VOTE
for the endangered KARNER BLUE
and help save it from extinction! Visit the Karner "Konnection"
for more information on the New York State Butterfly Voting Program.
Don't miss "Choosing New York's Butterfly" on the Dear Sandy TV program.
Follow this press release for local times and channel listings.
The Karner Blue lost by a small margin to the Red Spotted Purple or White Admiral. Follow this
link for the official results and our "thank yous"
Although we are very disappointed that our candidate did not win the election, we know that many
more people now know about the Karner Blue and it troubles. We'll continue to work to protect
the Karner Blue and its habitat. Please continue to visit our websites for updates.
My friends and I love animals so much
that we created an organization called DWAD (Down With Animal
Destruction) to protect them. Here's the butterfly connection: Every spring we do a big animal study
in school. In kindergarten we studied chicks, first grade was snails,
second grade was crayfish, and in third grade we'll study butterflies.
I was shocked that New York has no state butterfly. If New York was to
adopt a state butterfly that was endangered, like the Karner
Blue, excitement and proudness about that butterfly could help make its life
better and save it. See links below for more on the Karner Blue.
|Male Karner Blue Butterfly
||Female Karner Blue Butterfly
The Karner Blue needs YOU! Join the Karner "Kampaign" today
and read it in the Karner Press today.
For more information follow these links to the Fact Sheet and the Frequently Asked Questions.
Please enter the Karner
Blue Guestbook and show your support.
I also wrote a poem called "WANTED:
KARNER KIDS". The poem is part of the
Karner Blue Tshirt Kit.
You can also make your own
support buttons, ribbons and bumperstickers.
Follow this link to enjoy some great Karner Blue Art.
You can see real life Karner Blues in their natural habitat at the
Albany Pine Bush Preserve and
Wilton Wildlife Preserve.
When you visit the Albany Pine Bush Preserve, be sure to allow plenty of time
to see the Discovery Center exhibits.
To learn more about those who are at the forefront of protecting the Karner Blue and its Pine Bush habitat visit
Save the Pine Bush.
There is a
great new book out about the Karner Blue. It can be bought through
and a review is available here.
This link takes you to our DWAD
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