Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Where do butterflies go?
This morning I attended the most unusual thing in Le jardin des Plantes, the large garden located near the Gare d'Austerlitz: a butterflies release! Explanation: a couple of nature preservation associations (Noeconservation and Natureparif teamed up to find out how far butterflies can go, how they adapt to the urban environment, etc. They raised about 100 of them (Pieris Rapae), marked them with little symbols (with solvant free markers) and released them this morning. We (the French) are all invited to report the presence of any of them on the web site of Noeconservation. Isn't that amazing? See more photos here.