Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Red Car Canyon: Monarch Butterfly Bonanza Continues

Photo: Diane Edwardson, November 23, 2014.  A Monarch Butterfly (Danaus plexippus) took a break on a native Coast Live Oak Tree in Red Car Canyon.  (Click on photo to enlarge.)

The wooded canyon between Lake View, Corralitas & Riverside Place has been the place to see Monarch Butterflies for the past few months.  The dappled light catches their wings as they flash brilliant orange flying between the trees.  On warm afternoons, you can see dozens of the majestic butterflies there.  The effect is magical.   

2014 has been an extraordinary butterfly year.  Click here for all our butterfly posts.