A painted lady butterfly stops to catch a quick snack on Monday, March 30, 2009 in Martinez, Calif. Millions of the small butterflies are migrating north. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Staff) ( JOSE CARLOS FAJARDO )
Hey folks, if you've signed up to be notified by email of new posts, this might get to you in time to witness a natural phenonem:
Vast butterfly migration reported in the Bay Area
My good friends, Joe & Lori (Sis) Bauer just called to report swarms of butterflies passing through the Yountville area. They reported seeing several crows feasting on the Painted Lady butterflies above town. Joe sent this picture:
And my co-worker, Omar Cruz, reported a splattering of them hitting his windshield as he returned to the office.
If you are in the Napa Valley, take a break and go outside. I was seeing 4 or 5 per minute, but in many areas they are much more concentrated.
Check out the article in the Silicon Valley Mercury News: