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History of the Butterfly, Part 10: Black Hawk on Prairie Fire

After the hostilities known as the “Black Hawk War” were ended, Chief Black Hawk was captured.  He was initially shackled, but later he was treated with more respect.  He was taken on a tour of Eastern cities, probably with the … Continue reading

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History of the Butterfly, Part 8: Prairie Fire

There is an issue with the management of our postage stamp sized prairies by fire, or “prescribed burning.”  Specifically, many of the butterfly researchers argue that management by prescribed burning has eliminated a number of the prairie obligate butterflies, including Oarisma poweshiek, from … Continue reading


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