Posted by: Sandy Steinman | March 14, 2019

Why are there so many butterflies in Southern California right now?

Pasadena Star News reports why are there so many butterflies in Southern California right now?

Swarms of butterflies are invading inland sections of Southern California as a result of an unusually heavy migration of a common species making its way from Mexico to the Pacific Northwest to breed, experts say.

About 1 billion butterflies, known as Painted Ladies, are flying at speeds of 20 miles per hour in a northerly direction from the deserts of Mexico to reach breeding grounds in Oregon

Read story at Why are there so many butterflies in Southern California right now? – Pasadena Star News


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