Monarch's fate up in the air
The wind farm off Long Point combined with other projects proposed for the American side would form a wall of turbines that would be hazardous not only to butterflies but also bats and birds migrating to and from the Long Point area, Petrie added.
March 25, 2011
by Daniel Pearce
in The Chronicle
LAKE ERIE - The struggling monarch butterfly faces potential disaster if the Ontario government's moratorium on offshore wind turbines is ever lifted and a proposed wind farm for the middle of Lake Erie -- right in the butterfly's migration path -- goes ahead, biologists warn.
"I'm really concerned about butterflies. They don't fly that high," said Scott Petrie, executive director of Long Point Waterfowl, a non-governmental body studying the impact the turbines would have on water birds in the area.
Petrie said he fears that if the Liberals are re-elected in the fall, they will lift the moratorium they imposed earlier this... [continue via Web link]