Dance of the Duskywing: A Butterfly on the Brink
(6:02 minute video) This short film, Dance of the Duskywing: A Butterfly on the Brink tells the story of the Propertius Duskywing butterfly (Erynnis propertius), one of over 100 rare and endangered species that rely on the Garry Oak (= Oregon white oak) ecosystem for their survival. The butterfly needs an intact natural understory as well as the oak trees themselves. Many butterflies are in decline due to loss of habitat, including Northwest oak habitat. Butterfly health is tied to the health of the overall ecosystem.