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San Francisco man singlehandedly revives a rare butterfly species in his own backyard

The California Pipevine Swallowtail butterflies used to flutter about San Francisco aplenty, but their populations declined in the century as more areas

A new exhibit at the San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers "...celebrating one of the most fascinating of all the insects--butterflies. From now until October 20 (2013), you'll be able to wander amongst more than 20 species of North American butterflies as they flit from flower to flower, sipping nectar and doing their all-important pollination work."

Framed Butterflies Cethosia Biblis Nature Insect Art ($68) ❤ liked on Polyvore featuring home, home decor, wall art, home & living, home décor, silver, butterfly framed wall art, leopard home decor, san francisco wall art and butterfly wall art

regram A very special commission for someone from San Francisco Bay. (A selection of wild flowers and insects found in the area.) I can now show the final peice and say that they were pretty pleased with it! #california #wildflowers #paper #sculpture #butterfly #damselfly #commission #sanfrancisco #usa

The California pipevine swallowtail butterfly was once a species close to extinction. Now, thanks to California Academy of Sciences aquatic biologist, Tim Wong, the butterfly species is repopulated again.