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Southern Oregon Butterflies PosterR smHome to an extraordinary number of plant, animal, and insect species, the Klamath-Siskiyou bioregion is a hotspot of biodiversity.
This artwork includes roughly one third of the one hundred and twenty documented butterfly species of the Klamath-Siskiyou bioregion in Southern Oregon.
A unique feature of this production is the integration of the caterpillar host plants, something that is often overlooked. Each butterfly species existing on the planet has a host plant with which they form a symbiotic relationship. The vast majority of the butterflies in this poster are pictured on or near their host plants. Keys are included on the poster which help viewers identify the names of the butterflies and their associated host plants, including the latin names of each species.

The butterflies included in the poster were chosen through consultation with John Villella. Most of the butterflies pictured are based on photos taken by John in the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument and surrounding areas over the course of the last decade. The team of people creating this poster, in addition to Deb and John, includes graphic artist John Finley Hutton and art consultant Jeanine Moy. The team's hope is that the keen observer of the poster will subliminally integrate habitat and host plant information while enjoying the beauty of the butterflies and wildflowers, and thus, strengthen her awareness of the biodiversity within the Klamath-Siskiyou Bioregion.

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The original artwork pictured is a 4' x 8' acrylic painting created by Deb Van Poolen on gator board. Posters will be available for online purchase beginning on June 1, 2017.