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Endangered Species Murals #15: Taylor’s Checkerspot Butterfly

June 16, 2018

The fifteenth Endangered Species Mural is complete! This one is located on the corner of Washington and Tenth streets in the small town of Cottage Grove, Oregon, at the southern edge of the Willamette Valley. The mural’s subject: the Taylor’s Checkerspot butterfly, a beautiful denizen of the vanishing prairies of the Valley, driven out by development and agriculture. Although the Checkerspot clings to a couple of locations in Oregon and Washington, as well as a few sites in BC, it needs more land to survive; land that isn’t overridden by the priorities of a purely extractive ideology. This project is sponsored by the Center for Biological Diversity, and you can see all of the murals in the series here.

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