Saturday, January 19, 2008

Official New York State Butterfly Announced

New York held a vote by 4th, 5th, and 6th graders to select an official state butterfly. The winner was the Red-spotted Purple/White Admiral. In second place was the endangered Karner Blue. I took the picture above in the Adirondacks in June 2004.
NJ apparently does not have a state butterfly. Here's a complete list of state butterflies.


Mike said...

A fine choice. I saw my first Red-spotted Purple this past summer and found it a most agreeable butterfly.

mon@rch said...

I had not heard this and is interesting on why this was considered New York State's Butterfly! Although, I am kinda glad that they didn't pick the Karner Blue since I have never seen one in NY!

mbsimmons said...

It depends where in NY state you are to spot a Karner Blue Butterfly. We are in Saratoga County where they are fairly populous in the wooded areas.