Spring in the California foothills

Bob Thomas bthomas at lc3s.com
Wed Mar 20 00:20:38 EST 2002

Okay, after hearing from Erik in Oregon I felt the need to update the
Northern California situation.
Spent the day at the Gold Discovery site (Sutter's Mill in Coloma, CA)
watching third through sixth graders battle environmental wits in the annual
"Nature Bowl".  My wife's class finished next to last but learned a lot -
watch out next year!
Only counted three leps all day.  (I refuse to count Cabbage Whites after
February).  Two Westward-flying and rather worn looking Nymphalis antiopa
(Mourning Cloak) and one beautiful Glaucopsyche lygdamus male (Silvery
Blue).  The Silvery Blue is an amazing sight in the sunshine or maybe I was
just damn happy to see any colorful specimen up close after the long winter
wait :)

Bob Thomas

Cameron Park, California

Get ready you year-round lepers in the South - the West is
back-in-the-saddle cuz Spring is here and the bugs be flyin'.


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