Mariposario

Dublin Core

Title

Mariposario

Subject

Puerto Rico
Hurricane Maria
disaster relief
resiliency
ecology

Description

One of the projects that stood out the most upon visiting Casa Pueblo was their mariposario, or butterfly house. The mariposario was home to dozens of native monarchs, endemic to the island of Puerto Rico. This is a sub-species of monarch that does not migrate off the island, but remains in Puerto Rico. Breeding these native monarchs is extremely important environmental work as they are important pollinators. This work became especially important post-Maria, as the insect population was severely affected by the hurricane, both by the winds and power of the storm, and by the lack of food available to them afterwards, with almost all vegetation on the island destroyed. This butterfly house also serves as an educational and demonstration site to share information and knowledge with the community as well as students of programs at Casa Pueblo.

Creator

Nicole Wines

Date

01-14-2018

Rights

©Raíces Cultural Center

Format

jpeg

Language

en

Type

Still Image

Identifier

2018_prrelief_travellog10.jpg

Coverage

Adjuntas, Puerto Rico

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Digital Image

Physical Dimensions

2000 × 1333

Files

2018_prrelief_travellog10.jpg

Citation

Nicole Wines, “Mariposario,” Raíces Cultural Center Digital Archive, accessed November 16, 2019, http://www.raicesculturalcenter.org/digital-archive/items/show/692.