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Karner blues get a boost at Pine Bush

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More than 1,000 captive-bred Karner blue butterflies, released as chrysalises and emerging as adult butterflies, have nearly doubled the population of the endangered species in the Albany Pine Bush Preserve. It is the latest in years of habitat restoration efforts by the Albany Pine Bush Commission. “It was much more successful than we anticipated,” said Neil Gifford, the preserve’s conservation director, who supervised the project. The effort to boost the butterfly population in the preserve ...

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