Original post made
by Ceaser, Vintage Hills,
on Mar 28, 2009
I think they're looking for long grass to hide in.. send 'em over to Foothill Road.
Looks like the bay area is seeing a large migration of painted lady (Vanessa cardui) butterflies.
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.
Do they summer here or just passing through?
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
Who cares??? I care...
Thanks for the Web Link...
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.
Comment to schnorres:
Those butterflies make your food by polinating the fruit trees that are blooming right now. Enjoy your apple this fall.