Love the work of Timothy Wong! His work shows his love for butterflies! He even raises them!
“One of my newest projects this year has been raising the elusive California Pipevine Swallowtail. Once found throughout the San Francisco peninsula, the Pipevine Swallowtail is now only found in a handful of populations where development has been minimal or stopped. The most recent colony to vanish was at the base of San Bruno Mountain in South San Francisco where housing developments there were built along Hillside Road. It continues to remain very common in the East Bay, Marin, Sacramento, and other Northern California localities. Sightings in San Francisco remain rare (Presidio, GG Park, Castro, and the Mission District). It’s only hostplant, the California Pipevine, is a perennial vine. The distasteful compounds from the plant are sequestered in the butterfly and its caterpillars, making them inedible to most predators.” – Timothy Wong