Silverspot butterflies get two new spots to grow

Saddle Mountain, Nestucca Bay sites of return.

To release an Oregon silverspot butterfly caterpillar, biologist Anne Walker takes it out of a little Tupperware container and sets it gently on its preferred food, the spade-shaped leaves of the early blue violet.

It’s not as precarious as it sounds.

Source: Silverspot butterflies get two new spots to grow – Local News – The Daily Astorian