Walmart To Kill (About To Be) Federally Endangered Bartram’s Scrub-Hairstreaks

Walmart To Kill (About To Be) Federally Endangered Bartram’s Scrub-Hairstreaks

Bartram's Scrub-Hairstreak

Bartram’s Scrub-Hairstreak

Paving paradise to put up a parking lot? Perhaps so in Miami-Dade County, Florida. Globally imperilled habitat currently home to at least two rare butterflies, Bartram’s Scrub-Hairstreak, which is expected to be named to the endangered species list this summer, and the Atala, which almost went extinct in the middle of the 20th century, might soon become home to Walmart.

The Miami Herald covers the full story.