Butterflies

MIGRATORY BUTTERFLIES FLUTTER ACROSS REGION

 

 

By Miriam Raftery

March 13, 2019 (Borrego Springs) – This year’s super bloom season has brought an added bonus.  “Butterflies are gracing us with even more color,” says photographer Bob Kutscher, who snapped this image south of Clark Lake in the Anza-Borrego desert.  Swarms of the Painted Lady butterflies on their migratory path from Mexico are being reported across Southern California.

EARTHTALK®: ATTRACTING BEES AND BUTTERFLIES TO YOUR GARDEN

March 16, 2013 (San Diego) -- Dear EarthTalk: I’d like to have a garden that encourages bees and butterflies. What’s the best approach?                                                              

-- Robert Miller, Bakersfield, CA

Attracting bees and butterflies to a garden is a noble pursuit indeed, given that we all depend on these species and others (beetles, wasps, flies, hummingbirds, etc.) to pollinate the plants that provide us with so much of our food, shelter and other necessities of life. In fact, increased awareness of the essential role pollinators play in ecosystem maintenance—along with news about rapid declines in bee populations—have led to a proliferation of backyard “pollinator gardens” across the U.S. and beyond.

MONARCH MANIA TAKES FLIGHT SUNDAY, SEPT. 18 IN ALPINE

 
 
 
September 14, 2011 (Alpine)--Butterfly lovers of all ages are invited to attend Monarch Mania on Sunday, Sept. 18 at Viejas Outlets Show Court, 5005 Willow Road in Alpine. Monarch Mania will feature a live Monarch butterfly release at 2 pm, caterpillar races,  sale of Monarch host plants, and a chrysalis tree where onlookers will watch butterflies emerge before their very eyes throughout the day.Admission is free.  Event hours are 10 am to 6 pm.