Investigations in Science:
Baltimore  Checkerspot Butterfly Resources Pathfinder

Created by MCPS Science Department; revised by K. Crossley 10/15/09; updated 11/28/11
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You will create a bibliography for this project using NoodleTools

Background: Baltimore Checkerspot Butterfly: 

NoodleTools: Cite as websites. DO provide a URL for websites. 

    1. The Baltimore Checkerspot Restoration Project of Maryland:  Checkerspot Fact Sheet 
      http://www.fairhillnature.org/BaltCkspotFactSheet.pdf 
    2. Butterflies and Moths of North America: Baltimore
      http://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species?l=1753 
    3. BugGuide: Classification – This is the Info tab.  Also use the Data tab.
      http://bugguide.net/node/view/5294 
    4. Maryland At a Glance -- State Symbols – Maryland State Insect
      http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/mdmanual/01glance/html/symbols/insect.html 
    5. Baltimore Checkerspot Butterfly
      http://www.butterflybushes.com/baltimore_checkerspots.htm 
    6. Pest Control Community - Baltimore Checkerspot Butterfly (State Insect)
      http://americanpestmanagement.com/baltimore-checkerspot-butterfly-state-insect/ 
    7. Chicago Wilderness Project – Baltimore Checkerspot
      http://chicagowildernessmag.org/issues/summer2001/checkerspot.html 
    8. Zipcode Zoo – Euphydryas phaeton (Baltimore Checkerspot
      http://zipcodezoo.com/Animals/E/Euphydryas_phaeton/ 
    9. Mass Audubon Butterfly Atlas – Baltimore Checkerspot
      http://www.massaudubon.org/butterflyatlas/index.php?id=78 
    10. Ohio Department of Natural Resources – Baltimore Checkerspot
      http://www.ohiodnr.com/Home/species_a_to_z/SpeciesGuideIndex/baltimorecheckerspot/tabid/6543/Default.aspx 

Butterfly Habitat: 

NoodleTools: Cite as websites. DO provide a URL for websites. 

  1. Maryland Native Plant Society – Wildflower in Focus – White Turtlehead (Balmony)
    http://www.mdflora.org/resources/publications/wildflowerinfocus/pim_white_turtlehead.pdf 
  2. Maryland Department of Natural Resources: Wild Acres Program: Creating a Wild Backyard 
    http://www.dnr.state.md.us/wildlife/Habitat/WildAcres/wahumbutbee.asp 
  3. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service: Native Plants for Wildlife Habitat and Conservation Landscaping
    http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/toc.htm 
  4. Native Plant Center - On the left, choose the soil moisture you want. These are all plants that are native to the Piedmont region (where you live!) 
    http://www.nativeplantcenter.net/?q=database®ion=Piedmont&searchRegion=reset  
  5. Using Native Plants for Butterfly Gardens brochure from Native Wetland Plant Nursery  http://www.wetland.org/downloads/Butterfly%20gardens.pdf 
  6. Wetland Wildflowers of Illinois: Background on the White Turtlehead
    http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/wetland/plants/wh_turtlehead.htm 
  7. NC State University: Turtlehead (Chelone glabra)http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/consumer/factsheets/wildflowers/chelone_glabra.html 
  8. USDA: Forest Service:  Celebrating Wildflowers: Turtlehead
     http://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/plant-of-the-week/chelone_glabra.shtml 
  9. American Beauties: Chelone glabra  - Planting tips
    http://www.abnativeplants.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=plants.plantdetail&plant_id=90 
  10. National Park Service - Habitat Needs of Wetland Species – Scroll down to find a passage about the Baltimore Checkerspot.
    http://www.nps.gov/keaq/forteachers/habitat-needs-of-wetland-species.htm 
  11. Turtlehead, Chelone, Vital to the the Baltimore Checkerspot
    http://fairfaxmastergardeners.org/knwldgb/Gardening%20Articles/Turtlehead.pdf 
  12. Emmitsburg Town Government - Scarce state butterfly habitat found at Rainbow Lake
    http://www.emmitsburg.net/archive_list/articles/ce/emmitsburg/2006/butterfly_habitat.htm 

Animals in Habitat

  1. Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources, Wildlife and Heritage Service: Animal Bits: http://dnr.maryland.gov/wildlife/plants_wildlife/animalbits.asp Find information on Maryland animals here.
    NoodleTools: Cite as a website. DO provide a URL for websites. 
  2. World Book Online: Look up "Maryland". Use the Table of Contents on the left side to find "Plant and Animal Life." Here you will find native species listed.
    NoodleTools: Encyclopedias are considered a referencesource -- not duplicated from a printed work. Do NOT provide a URL for these databases. 
  3. e-book: Grzimek's Student Animal Life Resource 
    NoodleTools: Look at the top of the article under "Source" to find information for your citation. Cite as a reference source -- online -- other -- yes, I will provide publication details. "Editors" are NOT listed as authors. Database is Gale Virtual Reference Library. Do NOT provide the URL. 

Montgomery County Parks

NoodleTools: Cite as websites. DO provide a URL for websites. 

  1. Black Hill Regional Park
    http://www.montgomeryparks.org/facilities/regional_parks/blackhill/index.shtm 
  2. Brookside Gardens
    http://www.montgomeryparks.org/brookside/index.shtm 
  3. Cabin John Regional Park
    http://www.montgomeryparks.org/facilities/regional_parks/cabinjohn/index.shtm 
  4. Little Bennett Regional Park
    http://www.montgomeryparks.org/facilities/regional_parks/little_bennett/index.shtm 
  5. Rock Creek Regional Park
    http://www.montgomeryparks.org/facilities/regional_parks/rockcreek/index.shtm 
  6. Wheaton Regional Park
    http://www.montgomeryparks.org/facilities/regional_parks/wheaton/index.shtm 

Habitat Design/Cost Analysis: 

NoodleTools: Cite as websites. DO provide a URL for websites. 

  1. Sweet Nectar Nursery – On the left, click on "Butterfly Plants" or "Host Plants" and look for plants and their cost.
     http://www.sweetnectarnursery.com 
  2. Home Depot Garden Center
    http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Navigation?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053&N=5yc1vZ1xr5Zaq6l 
  3. Meadowbrook Nursery: http://www.we-du.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=SRCH&Store_Code=wedu 
  4. Shady Gardens Nursery: http://shop.shadygardensnursery.com 

Photos: 

  1. Image Quest - http://quest.eb.com - Use the search box to find images on your topic. Click on the image to get information about that image. You must cite images in NoodleTools.
    NoodleTools: Cite as Painting, Sculpture, or Photograph - photograph from an online database - online. If you find information taht the image is from a museum or collection, make the first choice. If no informatino is given about a collectin or museum, choose second option. Look under "Credit" for the artist/photographer, collection or museum. The title is under "Caption." The year it was created is found under "Date" at the bottom. The database is Encyclopedia Britannica Image Quest. Do NOT enter a URL. 
  2. BugGuide
    http://bugguide.net/node/view/5294/bgimage 
  3. NoodleTools: Cite as website. DO provide a URL for websites. 
  4. Baltimore Checkerspot (Euphydryas phaeton) 
    http://www.duke.edu/~jspippen/butterflies/baltimorecheckerspot.htm 
    NoodleTools: Cite as website. DO provide a URL for websites. 

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