We must all remember the days we would fold butterflies inside the pages of a book, only to open the pages later, and to our joy find a butterfly as a token of fine memories. But in this day and age, when the butterfly is near extinction, we would rather have the noble fly flutter around us.

Nature lovers are fluttering with with joy at Karnataka’s initiative. At a time when the butterfly is on the brink of extinction in all the big cities, Karnataka has taken a brand new initiative to save the butterfly. The Karnataka State Wildlife Board has proposal to declare the Southern Bird Wing the state’s butterfly.

Karnataka looks forward to seeing more of these colorful creatures flutter around, so that the butterfly doesn’t just become a flight of fancy.