Regarding California Tortoiseshell butterflies. They were flying all the way to the coast yesterday. I had constant sightings through the mid-day and afternoon. All heading inland, purposefully, none stopping at flowers. Some were coming off the ocean here in Half Moon Bay. The last big movement I have in my notes here in Half Moon Bay was in the fall of 2004 – Oct 13 to be precise.
From: EBB_Sightings@... <EBB_Sightings@...> On Behalf Of Carla dindelion@... [EBB_Sightings]
Sent: Friday, March 30, 2018 9:19 AM
Subject: [EBB_Sightings] California Tortoiseshells
California Tortoiseshells were also seen flying in pairs and singly in Sibley Regional Park Thursday evening from the Quarry trail.. A photo can be found here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/dindelion/40222549125/in/datetaken-public/
Happy birding & butterflying!
Carla Din, Oakland
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