A Northwest butterfly threatened with extinction is getting a helping hand from inmates at a prison just south of Portland.
OLYMPIA, Wash. - The Northwest may have another species listed as endangered. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Monday proposed listing the Mazama pocket gopher as threatened in the South Puget Sound region of western Washington.
Butterflies in the Pacific Northwest are already feeling the effects of a warming planet. Washington State University entomologist David James says several species he photographed for his book, Life _Histories of Cascadia Butterflies,_ will likely be extinct in 10 to 15 years.
160 species of butterflies call the Pacific Northwest home. And two researchers have photographed nearly every one of them in their new book, _Life Histories of Cascadia Butterflies._ The book chronicles every life stage of 159 species, with macro-images of each insect. Washington State University entomologist David James co-authored the book with Seattle-based naturalist David Nunnallee.