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Welcome Back, Painted Ladies

A female butterfly, a painted lady, nectaring on Spanish lavender on March 8 in the Benicia Community Garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The painted ladies are on move. Butterflies. Scores of painted ladies (Vanessa cardui) are now migrating north from their overwintering sites near the U.S. Mexico border.  On Saturday, March 8 we saw two of them nectaring on Spanish lavender...

A female butterfly, a painted lady, nectaring on Spanish lavender on March 8 in the Benicia Community Garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A female butterfly, a painted lady, nectaring on Spanish lavender on March 8 in the Benicia Community Garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A female butterfly, a painted lady, nectaring on Spanish lavender on March 8 in the Benicia Community Garden. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Painted lady twists around for a better shot at the nectar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Painted lady twists around for a better shot at the nectar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Painted lady twists around for a better shot at the nectar. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, March 10, 2014 at 10:04 PM

Painted Ladies Are Back

Painted Lady

The painted ladies are back.   No, not the Victorian and Edwardian homes painted in three colors. No, not women wearing excessive amounts of makeup and pounding the sidewalk with their stiletto...

Painted Lady
Painted Lady

PAINTED LADIES are now passing through north-central California. This one passed through during the 2005 migration. (Photo courtesy of Arthur Shapiro)

Posted on Tuesday, March 31, 2009 at 6:06 PM
Tags: Art Shapiro (186), butterflies (62), migration (7), painted ladies (4)

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