The lower south facing slopes
of the Pend-d’Oreille River valley contain unusual ecosystems
and species. The area has not previously been studied from
an insect perspective – organisms that represent the greatest
percentage of species level biodiversity. One group of insects
– butterflies –is relatively well known taxonomically and
amenable to recreational observation by non-specialists. This
study opens the door on the "biodiversity central"
of the British Columbia butterfly world. Check out some interesting
observations on "weird bugs"; learn about phantom
butterflies and most importantly; take note of the great places
to view butterflies.
Prepared By Norbert Kondla P.Biol., RPBio.