Monarchs in Sierra Foothills (Calif. USA)

Patricia and Jeff Harding jmh at
Tue Apr 21 23:19:27 EDT 1998

We found Monarchs (Danaus plexippus) on the American River
near Auburn, CA, USA on Sunday April 19, 1998.  We also
found one near Fourney, CA (West of  Red Bluff) on Friday
April 17, 1998.
There were also good numbers of pipevine swallowtails
(Battus philenor) nectaring on brodeas on the American
In four days in northern California we only saw one painted
lady (Vanessa cardui), a very faded individual west of Red
Bluff.  Not much of a migration there!
Cheers, Jeff

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