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Butterfly's everywhere

Original post made by Ceaser on Mar 28, 2009

Look outside.

There are thousands of butterfly's


Posted by unclehomerr.., a resident of Downtown
on Mar 28, 2009 at 6:20 pm

I think they're looking for long grass to hide in.. send 'em over to Foothill Road.


Posted by bel, a resident of Val Vista
on Mar 29, 2009 at 1:01 pm

Looks like the bay area is seeing a large migration of painted lady (Vanessa cardui) butterflies.

Posted by Earth Mom, a resident of Ruby Hill
on Mar 29, 2009 at 4:31 pm

Yes, Paited Ladies migrating up from points south. My kids spent the last two days picking up the stragglers and giving them a little drink of sugar water before sending them back on their way.

Posted by Jerry, a resident of Oak Hill
on Mar 30, 2009 at 12:35 am

Do they summer here or just passing through?

Posted by schnorres, a resident of Amador Estates
on Mar 30, 2009 at 9:54 am

schnorres is a registered user.

who cares???

Posted by MainStreetDiva, a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Mar 30, 2009 at 7:24 pm

MainStreetDiva is a registered user.

See this site for information on these butterflies and their migration: Web Link

Gary Bogue's blog has many photos of the butterflies submitted by readers, along with sightings from all over the Bay Area: Web Link

Posted by Jerry, a resident of Oak Hill
on Mar 30, 2009 at 11:57 pm

Who cares??? I care...


Thanks for the Web Link...

Posted by mac, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 31, 2009 at 9:54 am

Me too! I care! :) I've been seeing this phenom recently and had no idea what they were. Mostly while driving, and I wondered what they were. Finally, on a hike, I saw their loveliness and can't wait to show them to the kids.

Great sites!

Posted by mflanagin, a resident of Parkside
on Apr 2, 2009 at 8:28 pm

Comment to schnorres:

Those butterflies make your food by polinating the fruit trees that are blooming right now. Enjoy your apple this fall.