Natural history observations of tiger beetles, butterflies, monarch butterfies, and other animals as well as environmental notes by Charlie Bear.
Sunday, March 1, 2009
First Butterflies of the Year
We're in the midst of a now two-week long rainy spell. But on February 24, and also on February 27, I saw fresh male cabbage butterflies during a couple of dry days. The first butterflies of the year! Once this storm passes through and the weather warms up a bit, the western tiger swallowtails (Papilio rutulus) should be out and about.
I work in the wildlife protection field. Mainly endangered species. My favorite endangered species are the California tiger salamander, Queen Alexandre's birdwing butterfly and the Ohlone tiger beetle.