Habitat reclamation for endangered butterflies on San Bruno mountain (California)

  • Published source details Walsh R.C. (1987) Habitat reclamation for endangered butterflies on San Bruno mountain (California). Restoration & Management Notes, 5, 38.


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Replant native vegetation

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Butterfly and Moth Conservation
  1. Replant native vegetation

    A study (year not specified) in a mountain grassland and shrubland in California, USA (Walsh 1987) reported that habitat restored by planting and seeding was used by mission blue butterflies Plebejus icarioides missionensis. Mission blue butterfly eggs were found on silver lupine Lupinus albifrons var. collinus plants growing in an area of restored habitat (no further details provided). From spring 1982, a 14-ha area on San Bruno Mountain was restored by a combination of hydroseeding (using a slurry of seed and mulch) and container planting of native plants (no further details provided). Details of data collection were not provided.

    (Summarised by: Andrew Bladon)

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