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Friday, March 7, 2008

California Tortoiseshell



The first butterfly of the year for me! These hardy butterflies will produce one brood in the late spring/summer and they will live until the next spring to try to reproduce, then die. Can you see the notch out of one wing, its a hard life for a butterfly.

5 comments:

robin andrea said...

Wow! I am amazed that you are seeing butterflies already. Not here yet. It is a shame how hard it is on those beautiful wings.

Dawn said...

Hi Robin,

You will see them soon!

FemmeJen said...

Hopefully I will see some over by my new place. The pic is beautiful!

Sad about the wings but such is life.

Dawn said...

Oh FJ you have so many more butterflies in CA then we do. I envy you that.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Beautiful.
Poor butterflies.