I'll add to Tom's addendum. I rode my bike up the 11 road on Saturday morning and the Tortoiseshells were EVERYWHERE! Some bounced off my bike helmet! I found it interesting to note when I read about them that they have a "taste for feces" because I saw them on what I was assuming was coyote poop at various points along my route.
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> On Jul 2, 2018, at 5:00 PM, Tom Crabtree <tc...> wrote:
> I forgot to mention that towards the end of my stay yesterday at Whiskey Springs, a bunch of butterflies started showing up. First a few, then hundreds. Jim Anderson identified them as California Tortoiseshells (if it doesn’t have feathers, I don’t have a clue what it is). On my way down the hill the numbers kept increasing. By the time I reached the paved road they were so thick I had to slow to 25 miles an hour to avoid a butterfly massacre. There were tens of thousands of them over the next couple of miles. I have never seen a butterfly migration like this before. It was quite impressive!
> Tom Crabtree, Bend
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