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September 21, 2017
During migration, American Painted Lady butterflies often fly at altitudes of 3,000 feet at speeds of 30 mph. (Allison Barta | Special to the Pioneer)
American Painted Lady butterflies migrate through area
September 21, 2017 - 2:38pm
July 16, 2016
The Agraulis Vanillae feasted in Allison Barta's gardens after its long flight from the Gulf of Mexico. (Submitted)
Butterfly researcher has visit from, what else? A rare butterfly
July 16, 2016 - 4:58pm
June 12, 2016
Pictured is a Monarch butterfly or Danaus plexippus. (Submitted photo)
Bagley teacher to present research on butterflies across Minnesota
June 12, 2016 - 5:07am
September 23, 2014
‘Blazing’ a trail with this flower
September 23, 2014 - 11:41pm
August 2, 2013
Baltimore Checkerspots feed on thistle during a butterfly count this summer in central Minnesota. (Photo by John Weber, Nevis, Minn.)
Butterfly count strong this season
August 2, 2013 - 11:02am
June 1, 2013
The Baltimore checkerspot is named after the black and orange colors worn by Lord Baltimore. Eating turtlehead plants during the caterpillar stage makes this butterfly taste unpleasant to predators. The butterfly can usually be seen between June 15 and August 7. Photo Courtesy Allison Barta
Allison Barta’s butterfly count nears completion
June 1, 2013 - 10:00pm