Karner Blue Ontario (KBO)
a multi-partner organization dedicated to the reintroduction of
Karner Blue Butterflies into tallgrass prairie ecosystems in Ontario
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Karner Blue Resources


ROM Species at Risk Factsheet http://www.rom.on.ca/ontario/risk.php?doc_type=fact&id=57

US Fish & Wildlife Service, Midwest Endangered Species - Karner Blue Butterfly

Wisconsin Karner Blue website http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/ForestPlanning/karner.html

ON nature magazine article, Summer 2011 http://onnaturemagazine.com/index.php?s=Karner+Blue

The Extirpation of the Karner Blue Butterfly from Ontario, Canada, article by Phil Schappert, 2000 http://aworldforbutterflies.com/article3a.html

Nature Conservancy of Canada website


Wisconsin Karner blue butterfly habitat conservation plan user's guide

A guide to the use of distance sampling to estimate abundance of Karner blue butterflies
Kbb Distance Sampling Guide_11June 2008 FINAL.pdf

Ohio Habitat Form (for site evaluation) & USFWS Nectar Plants (plant list) US Habitat eveluation forms and nectar plants.pdf.


Karner Blue Butterfly Recovery Plan, US Fish & Wildlife Service, Minnesota, 2003

Ohio Conservation Plan KBB Conservation Plan - Ohio.pdf


Assessing Wild Lupine (Lupinus perennis L.) Habitat in Ontario, Canada, for the Feasibility of Reintroduction of the Karner Blue Butterfly (Lycaeides samuelis Nabokov), December 2014. Jarvis_Jesse_201412_MSc.pdf

The Feasibility of the Re-introduction of the Karner Blue Butterfly to Ontario - A Literature Review by University of Guelph Students, April 2012. U of G student report Karner Blue Literarure Review.pdf

COSEWIC Status Appraisal Summary on the Karner Blue (Lycaeides melissa samuelis) in Canada Karner_Blue_Status_Appraisal_Summary_2010.pdf

"Benefit of permanent non-fire refugia for Lepidoptera conservation in fire-managed sites", Ann Swengel & Scott Swengel, 2006. kbb_firemngt.pdf

Pak Kin Chan, Pak Kin and Laurence Packer, "Assessment of Potential Karner Blue Butterfly (Lycaeides melissa samuelis) (Family: Lycanidae) Reintroduction Sites in Ontario, Canada". Restoration Ecology, Vol. 14 no. 4, pp. 645-652, December 2006. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1526-100X.2006.00176.x/pdf

Studies of the suitability of five oak savannah habitats in Ontario for reintroduction of the Karner Blue Butterfly (SER conference abstract), P.K. Chan & Laurence Packer, 2004. Chan 2004.pdf

Plant Communities in Oak Savannahs in Ontario: Are We Ready for Reintroduction of the Karner Blue Butterfly (Full thesis), P.K. Chan, 2004. www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/thesescanada/vol2/001/mq99289.pdf

"Are We Ready for Reintroduction of the Karner Blue Butterfly?", P.K. Chan, Presentation to Tallgrass Ontario 3rd Tallgrass Prairie and Savanna Forum, 2003 www.tallgrassontario.org/Publications/Pak_kin.pdf

Chan, P.K. and L. Packer, "Quantitative Assessment Of Potential Karner Blue Butterfly (Lycaeides Melissa Samuelis) Reintroduction Sites In Ontario", Management, Parks Research Forum of Ontario (PRFO) 2003 Proceedings.

"An overlooked locality for Karner Blue (Lycaeides melissa samuelis) in Ontario" by P.M. Catling and VR. Brownell, Toronto Entomologists' Association Publication #32 - 2000 : Butterflies of Ontario & Summaries of Lepidoptera Encountered in Ontario in 1999 www.ontarioinsects.org/Publications/Summaries/1999.pdf

"Potential of bigleaf lupine for building and sustaining Osmia lignaria populations for pollination of apple", Cory S. Sheffield https://dspace.lib.uoguelph.ca/xmlui/handle/10214/2430?show=full

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