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The crystal skipper, scientifically known as atrytonopsis new species 1, is a newly discovered butterfly found only along a thirty mile stretch of the state's barrier islands from Bear Island in Onslow County to Fort Macon at the eastern end of Bogue Banks in Carteret County. Shalley describes a project to plant bluestem grass on that stretch to help strengthen the species' population.
The Butterfly Highway is a program that was started by the North Carolina Wildlife Federation in response to the decline of Monarch butterflies. The program works to restore habitat for the butterfly and other pollinators, including bees. The statewide conservation initiative, its history, and its successes are detailed.