Meadows for the Silverspot

Category: Fun Fact

Coastal Meadows are often very unique ecosystems and may contain plants and animals not found elsewhere in the region. The threatened Oregon Silverspot Butterfly is an excellent example. This insect feeds on plants which are predominately found in Coastal Meadows. Unfortunately, as the meadows were developed or became overgrown by forests, the Silverspot’s numbers shrank. Today, there’s an active program headed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to help by the butterfly by restoring Coastal Meadows!



Saving the Silverspot

Youth volunteers from all over Oregon come to the aid of the tiniest of creatures, the Oregon Silverspot Butterfly. See how these stewards help recreate missing habitat so the insect has a better shot at survival.