Why are the Bee Howard projects named Metalmark Solar and Viceroy Solar?

You may have noticed that the two Bee Howard Solar projects, Metalmark Solar and Viceroy Solar, are named for native butterfly species. That's because both projects will include abundant native pollinator habitats that will be critical habitat for local butterflies and bees—both of which are responsible for one of every three bites of food we eat. The Metalmark and Viceroy butterflies are just two of the many pollinator species that will benefit from these meadows— meadows that are beautiful to the eye and have added benefits of improving soil health and reducing stormwater runoff and soil erosion.

Metalmark Butterfly (Calephelis Borealis)

Viceroy Butterfly (Limenitis Archippus)