Karner Blue Butterfly (on lupine) - populations of the Karners are recovering in the Indiana Dunes due to maintenance of the Oak Savanna Habitat, where Lupines flourish. Much of the Oak Savanna Habitat in the Great Lakes region is the result of Native American's regular burns.
Damn Nature, you are one crazy mother (25 HQ Photos)
"Why talk about butterflies in the winter? Well, this is the time of year when the DNR does management work to help Karner blue butterflies. This pretty, nickel-sized butterfly is federally endangered, which means that it is in danger of becoming extinct."