Marilyn Wyzga: (603) 271-3211
Jane Vachon: (603) 271-3211
April 5, 2005
Get involved as a volunteer!
Free Talk on Karner Blue Butterfly and Concord Pine Barrens
CONCORD, N.H. -- Come learn about the state-endangered Karner blue butterfly and rare pine barrens habitat (one of the few of its kind in the world) that exists in Concord near the municipal airport. The public is invited to attend a free talk exploring the Concord Pine Barrens -- and opportunities to volunteer in the restoration of the Karner blue butterfly -- on April 19, 2005, from 7:00 - 8:30pm at New Hampshire Fish and Game headquarters on Hazen Drive in Concord. For more information call Marilyn Wyzga at (603) 271-3211.
Wildlife educators and Nongame and Endangered Wildlife biologists from Fish and Game will present a slide show and talk about why the Concord Pine Barrens are such unique habitat, how the community is working together to restore the pine barrens and why saving the Karner blue butterfly -- New Hampshire's official State butterfly -- is so important. Refreshments will be served.
"Last year was an exciting season for the Karner blues in New Hampshire, with biologists finding the butterflies in the wild in all their life stages, a good sign that the population is beginning to reproduce in their natural habitat," said Marilyn Wyzga, a Wildlife Educator with N.H. Fish and Game. "We'll talk about the outlook for Karners this year and how things are going in our efforts to restore the Concord pine barrens, as well as letting people know how they can get involved in this important conservation project."
The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department is the guardian of the state's fish, wildlife and marine resources and their habitats.