Save the Lange's Metalmark Butterfly!

A wonderful neighbor of the Antioch area

Interview with Brent Plater on Antioch, Butterflies and EcoJustice

Check out the Metalmark Crew’s interview with Brent Plater as he discusses environmental justice, the conservation movement, and his work to protect the Lange’s metalmark butterflies in Antioch, California. Brent … Continue reading

December 6, 2012 · 1 Comment

Restoration field day for the Metalmark!

Come out and get your hand dirty in the name of the Langes Metalmark Butterfly!  Join us at the Antioch Dunes Wildlife Reserve on Saturday August 25th from 9:00-3:00 to pull … Continue reading

August 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

Butterfly Kite Festival at Antioch’s City Park Saturday 8/18!

Thanks Everyone for Coming to our Kite festival at Antioch’s City Park, Saturday August 18th! WE PAINTED OUR OWN BUTTERFLY KITES!! MET BUTTERFLY EXPERTS FREE FOOD & DRINKS RAFFLE PRIZES … Continue reading

August 13, 2012 · Leave a comment

Volunteers Needed to Count Lange’s Metalmark Butterflies!

Hello everyone! It is time once again for the Lange’s Metalmark Butterfly counts at Antioch Dunes National Wildlife Refuge! We will be counting butterflies for several weeks in August and September and … Continue reading

August 12, 2012 · Leave a comment

San Francisco Butterfly Count. Another Record Year

The San Francisco Butterfly Count was amazing! We saw 26 total species, tying last years record, and 916 total individuals. (last year – 967) Amazing! When we hold it later … Continue reading

August 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

Counting Butterflies at San Bruno

Today was the 2012 San Bruno Mountain North American Butterfly Association (NABA) count, led by lepidopterist Liam O’Brien and wildlife biologist Patrick Kobernus. You can check it out here, at Liam’s … Continue reading

July 16, 2012 · 1 Comment

Donations Now Accepted!

Hooray! Thanks to Tatzoo and the Center for Biological Diversity, we are now able to accept your donations! Please click here and designate all proceeds to “Tatzoo-Butterfly Project”. This part … Continue reading

July 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

Butterfly Craft Time!

I found this awesome Metalmark Butterfly craft.  The Tohickon Garden Club of Erwinna, Pennsylvania challenged themselves to “use recyclable materials to create an endangered species” and one of them chose our … Continue reading

July 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

The work of The Urban Wildlands Group

The love life of the Langes Metalmark Butterfly is a story of being between a rock and a hard place.  Aside from having an extremely narrow distribution, living on only … Continue reading

July 4, 2012 · Leave a comment


This is a big “What’s up!” from the metalmark crew. The Lange’s Metalmark Butterfly needs our help or it will be lost forever. What can you do?

June 18, 2012 · Leave a comment