The forgotten ones: Taylor’s checkerspot butterfly

Meet the Taylor’s checkerspot butterfly, a delicate and vibrant species that made an incredible comeback in Canada from near extinction in the early 2000s. With its distinctive black and white checkered wings and bright orange spots, this butterfly is a stunning sight to behold.

Sadly, the Taylor’s checkerspot butterfly is one of the most endangered butterfly species in North America, with only a handful of populations remaining. Habitat loss, climate change, and invasive species have all contributed to the decline of this beautiful butterfly. Without intervention, this butterfly could disappear from the landscape. A true forgotten species.

Adopt a Taylor’s checkerspot butterfly today

Your adoption will support WPC’s ongoing work with the Taylor’s checkerspot butterfly channel islands of British Columbia. WPC contributes to a conservation breeding and release program to bolster the wild population. The program has been successful in increasing the number of checkerspots in the wild but we still have a ways to go before the population is self-sustaining. Your support can ensure we get there and the Taylor’s checkerspot is not forgotten.

Your adoption kit will include:

  • Personalized adoption certificate
  • ‘Canada’s Forgotten Species’ poster
  • Email updates on your species

WPC’s adoption package is digital!

By providing the adoption information digitally, we are reducing the amount of paper, ink, and other resources that would have been used in printing and shipping a physical package. By going digital, we can reduce our carbon footprint and minimize waste.

The digital adoption package can be easily shared with friends and family via email or social media, making it a great way to inspire others to get involved in conservation efforts.

At the end of the day, our goal is to protect endangered species and their habitats, and by reducing our environmental impact, we are also contributing to the preservation of our planet’s biodiversity.

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