SILVER LAKE –– Diane Edwardson says that she and her Corralitas Drive neighbors have noticed the early arrival of butterflies this year. Some brightly colored and rarely seen species, like the Red Admiral and Gulf Fritillary, have been spotted this year among the regulars that float across the lush green grass and blooms.
“Neighbors have been talking about the butterfly bonanza of all species starting so early this year,” Edwardson said on her Corralitas Red Car Property blog. “In 25 years in the Red Car Property Neighborhood, I’ve never seen so many, so early in the year.”
Why have the butterflies arrived so early and in so many numbers to Edwardson’s corner of Silver Lake? Has it been this winter’s intermittent rain storms and heat waves? What ever the reason, Edwardson and neighbors are enjoying the show.