The Mystery of the Disappearing Butterfly: A Big Effort to Save a Very Small Insect
This is the story of a big effort to save a very small insect that's rarer than a panda from extinction.
NCC on location: Tall Grass Prairie Preserve, Manitoba
- Meet the Nature Conservancy of Canada's Cary Hamel. He spends lots of time thinking about the Poweshiek skipperling, a butterfly that used to be common but now is more endangered than a panda;
- Discover the Poweshiek skipperling, and learn about its life cycle and curious habits;
- Hear from C-Jae Britter of the Assiniboine Zoo about her project to breed captive Poweshiek skipperlings and reintroduce them to their native habitat;
- Find out how many Poweshieks were reintroduced to the Tall Grass Prairie Preserve this summer!
Nature Talks: The Nature Conservancy of Canada Podcast offers you fascinating stories about nature, why we need it in our lives, and the passionate Canadians helping to protect it. In this seven-part series, we’ll take listeners to some of Canada’s important natural areas, from the Bay of Fundy to Victoria. We talk to Canadians helping care for these places, from scientists to hometown heroes. Connect to Canada’s nature. Learn about the Nature Conservancy of Canada’s conservation work. And be inspired to find out how you can help support this work.