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Butterfly lab on track

A newly emerged Oregon silverspot butterfly alights in a meadow along the Oregon Coast. More than 3,800 silverspot eggs have been laid at the zoo’s butterfly conservation lab over the past month as part of a program to boost the declining population of this imperiled Northwest pollinator.

Photo Kathy Street, courtesy of the Oregon Zoo
A newly emerged Oregon silverspot butterfly alights in a meadow along the Oregon Coast. More than 3,800 silverspot eggs have been laid at the zoo’s butterfly conservation lab over the past month as part of a program to boost the declining population of this imperiled Northwest pollinator.



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More than 3,800 silverspot eggs — each no larger than a grain of sand — have been laid at the Oregon Zoo’s butterfly conservation lab over the past month.

The Oregon Zoo’s butterfly conservation lab closed out its busiest egg-laying season in a decade this month: More than 3,800 Oregon silverspot eggs were laid as part of a focused effort to save this imperiled Northwest pollinator...

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