27 Nov '11, 5pm

Record Number of Monarch Butterflies Hit California

Record Number of Monarch Butterflies Hit California

, naturalists have been reporting record numbers of monarch butterfly populations in parks around California. Starting in October, these bright orange and black winged creatures hide in eucalyptus trees that provide them shelter from winter storms. The California Monarchs are part of a smaller Western population whose range begins west of the continental divide. This population winters along the central coast of California, where they sleep in eucalyptus groves. On sunny mornings, lucky butterfly viewers can witness the sky fill up with these majestic insects. In Albany Hill, California, this year there were 1,400 butterflies where in previous years there were only 100. In San Leandro, there were 8,000 butterflies this year. Last year during the peak period, naturalist Adrienne De Ponte only saw 3,000 butterflies. Where Do Monarch Butterflies Migrate? For the western Monar...

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