Butterflies

Monarch Butterfly Populations Crash 90% in 20 Years – Why Are They Not Considered Endangered?

Monarch Butterfly Populations Crash 90% in 20 Years – Why Are They Not Considered Endangered?

Shocking statistics show that Monarch butterfly populations in the U.S. have fallen roughly 90 percent since 1995. In response, a new petition is asking the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to protect the

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INFOGRAPHIC: Guerrilla Gardening Guide

INFOGRAPHIC: Guerrilla Gardening Guide

By now, it's more than likely that you're familiar with the term "guerrilla gardening"... but if you aren't, it's a great subject to look into. All over the world, people are planting everything from

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President Obama Announces Plan to Save the Bees (and Other Pollinators Too)!

President Obama Announces Plan to Save the Bees (and Other Pollinators Too)!

Adding to a string of great green initiatives coming out of the White House recently, President Obama recently announced the creation of a new Pollinator Health Task Force. The Task Force will address

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Michelle McKinney Creates Delicate and Ethereal Artwork from Industrial Metals

Michelle McKinney Creates Delicate and Ethereal Artwork from Industrial Metals

U.K.-based Michelle McKinney started her career in jewelry design, but shifted to larger-scale contemporary artwork and sculptures after she discovered ultra-fine woven metal. These extremely malleable

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Vyacheslav Mishchenko Captures the Micro World’s Beauty in Magical Photos

Vyacheslav Mishchenko Captures the Micro World’s Beauty in Magical Photos

People are often accused of anthropomorphizing non-human creatures when their actions "seem" to be similar to human activities, but is it really inconceivable that insects might think and feel the same

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DIY: How to Build an Insect Hotel from Found Materials

DIY: How to Build an Insect Hotel from Found Materials

Some of you might think it's crazy to start thinking about gardening when winter is just getting started, but the opposite couldn't be more true! When the wind is howling and snow is piling up outside

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Attracting Pollinators: Plants that Encourage Bees, Butterflies, and Birds to Visit

Attracting Pollinators: Plants that Encourage Bees, Butterflies, and Birds to Visit

Most people have a pretty good idea of what pollen is. Some know it as the fuzzy, fluffy stuff that flies through the air and makes them sneeze from March to November, while others may get daubed on the

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Southern Species of US Butterflies are Moving North as Climate Shifts

Southern Species of US Butterflies are Moving North as Climate Shifts

Between droughts, super storms and wildfires, it's easy to overlook some of the smaller, more subtle effects of climate change. As the planet warms, populations of plants and animals shift, adjusting

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Scientist Develops Water-Resistant Solar Panel Coatings Inspired by Iridescent Butterfly Wings

Scientist Develops Water-Resistant Solar Panel Coatings Inspired by Iridescent Butterfly Wings

Butterflies are beautiful, delicate marvels of nature. While their lovely appearance may be inspiring, there's nothing a butterfly can teach us about renewable energy - or is there? An ambitious

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Artist Carlos Amorales Covers Entire Rooms with Thousands of Black Paper Moths

Artist Carlos Amorales Covers Entire Rooms with Thousands of Black Paper Moths

Amorales first displayed Black Cloud at the Yvon Lambert Gallery in New York with them in 2007. In 2008, he repeated the feat, displaying the moths again at Philadelphia Museum of Art, and again

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Mutant Butterflies Found in Japan After Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

Mutant Butterflies Found in Japan After Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

It's been well over a year since a massive earthquake and tsunami devastated the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan. During early stages of the fallout, Japanese officials insisted that

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6 Mind-Boggling Examples of Intricate Tiny Art

6 Mind-Boggling Examples of Intricate Tiny Art

Japanese Bonsai Series Make Tiny Architecture With bonsai style as his inspiration, Japanese artist Takanori Aiba created a series of incredibly intricate worlds. Using standard craft materials, he

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Christopher Marley’s Mesmerizing Insect Mosaics Help Preserve Critical Habitats

Christopher Marley’s Mesmerizing Insect Mosaics Help Preserve Critical Habitats

Christopher Marley is an Oregon-based artist and designer with a penchant for bugs and butterflies. A former model turned collector, Marley became obsessed with beetles after he finally got over his fear

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Stunning ‘Virtue of Blue’ Chandelier Made From 500 Fluttering Solar Butterflies

Stunning ‘Virtue of Blue’ Chandelier Made From 500 Fluttering Solar Butterflies

On display now at London Gallery, Blain|Southern's Virtue of Blue chandelier measures 144 x 144 x 162 mm in size and is composed of cesium solar cells, a hand-blown glass bulb, and steel and aluminum

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Japanese Artist Cuts Hundreds of Butterflies Out of Books and Sets them Aflutter on Room Walls

Japanese Artist Cuts Hundreds of Butterflies Out of Books and Sets them Aflutter on Room Walls

We've been privvy to some pretty amazing art on Inhabitat, including this toothpick rendition of San Francisco. What many of these pieces have in common is the extraordinary patience associated with their

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Art Made From Thousands of Butterfly Wings Sells for £2 Million

Art Made From Thousands of Butterfly Wings Sells for £2 Million

On October 14th, British artist Damien Hirst’s butterfly painting I Am Become Death, Shatterer of Worlds (2006) sold for 2,2 million pounds (3,5 million dollars) at Christie's auction in London. This

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