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Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2017 07:37:52 -0700
From: Stewart Wechsler <ecostewart...> [NorWestLeps] <NorWestLeps...>
Subject: Re: [NorWestLeps] San Francisco Bay Area Tortoiseshells.

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It has been some years since I was seeing them here in Seattle. I'd like
to think that this may be an indication that we may see them here again
this winter, and early spring!

-Stewart

On Tue, Sep 26, 2017 at 7:36 PM, Bill Shepard <bsheephead...>
[NorWestLeps] <NorWestLeps...> wrote:

>
>
> Lots of tortoiseshells were flying in the east bay in the spring, and
> there were quite a few in Yuba Pass and Ashland. Nothing like a breakout
> year here, but up north people were seeing lots of them. As you said, it=
=E2=80=99s
> been a while since I=E2=80=99ve seen any significant numbers of them.
> David, where are your closest Western Pygmy Blues? We could go see them i=
n
> Benicia. I=E2=80=99d also like to go check for helloides in Point Richmon=
d. I think
> the Berkeley count in June is too early to find them for some reason, but=
I
> thought I glimpsed some of them in the swampy area south of the ridge.
> Orange sulphurs are strangely almost absent from Wildcat and Tilden. I
> suspect they rebound in October, as I have seen lots even on Halloween in
> previous years.
>
>
> On Sep 26, 2017, at 5:12 PM, David Rawlinson <davidrawlinson2...>
> [NorWestLeps] <NorWestLeps...> wrote:
>
>
> 9-26-2017 at Muir Woods National Park, Marin Co.,CA there were seen
> California Tortoiseshell butterflies in numbers, about 3 dozen in 1 hour =
(
> 1-2pm).
> They were flying in the front parking lot which adjoins the gift store.
> Most were seen in the Accessible area which directly adjoins the gift sto=
re.
> A few seemed to be just hanging around, but the majority were clearly
> moving in one general direction, from the gift store end towards the road=
.
> Because they mostly did not settle, flying through, only one photo was
> obtained, September Butterfly no 26.California Tortoiseshell.9-26-20=E2=
=80=A6 |
> Flickr
> <https://www.flickr.com/photos/34497109@N04/37293593946/in/dateposted/>
> of an individual which is very tattered. Other individuals were seen in
> better condition.
>
> The interior walkways within Muir Woods were mostly in shade and had no
> butterflies. A few Tortoiseshells (8) were to be seen flying in and out o=
f
> sunny areas.
>
> During the road trip from Hwy 101 to Muir Woods a significant number
> (about a dozen, more than usual) of orange butterflies were seen from the
> car, but not identified (might have been Ladies).
>
> This observation is of interest because California Tortoiseshell has not
> been seen much in the San Francisco Bay Area for several years.
>
> David Rawlinson, Novato, CA.
>
>
>
>
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<p>Lots of tortoiseshells were flying in the east bay in the spring, =
and there were quite a few in Yuba Pass and Ashland. Nothing like a breakou=
t year here, but up north people were seeing lots of them. As you said, it=
=E2=80=99s been a while since I=E2=80=99ve seen any significant numbers of =
them.</p><div>David, where are your closest Western Pygmy Blues? We could g=
o see them in Benicia. I=E2=80=99d also like to go check for helloides in P=
oint Richmond. I think the Berkeley count in June is too early to find them=
for some reason, but I thought I glimpsed some of them in the swampy area =
south of the ridge.</div><div>Orange sulphurs are strangely almost absent f=
rom Wildcat and Tilden. I suspect they rebound in October, as I have seen l=
ots even on Halloween in previous years.</div><span class=3D""><div><div><b=
r></div><div><br><div><div>On Sep 26, 2017, at 5:12 PM, David Rawlinson <a =
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<n2...></a> [NorWestLeps] &lt;<a href=3D"mailto:NorWestLeps@yahoogro=
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ods National Park, Marin Co.,CA there were seen California Tortoiseshell bu=
tterflies in numbers, about 3 dozen in 1 hour ( 1-2pm).<div>They were flyin=
g in the front parking lot which adjoins the gift store. Most were seen in =
the Accessible area which directly adjoins the gift store.</div><div>A few =
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very tattered. Other individuals were seen in better condition.</div><div>=
<br></div><div>The interior walkways within Muir Woods =C2=A0were mostly in=
shade and had no butterflies. A few Tortoiseshells (8) were to be seen fly=
ing in and out of sunny areas.</div><div><br></div><div>During the road tri=
p from Hwy 101 to Muir Woods a significant number (about a dozen, more than=
usual) of orange butterflies were seen from the car, but not identified (m=
ight have been Ladies).</div><div><br></div><div>This observation is of int=
erest because California Tortoiseshell has not been seen much in the San Fr=
ancisco Bay Area for several years.</div><div><br></div><div>David Rawlinso=
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