Spring 18 Newsletter
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Birds and Native Plants

Bit O' Biology: Mission blue butterfly

  • More on the butterfly
  • Another local creature that is very specific to one native plant is the pipevine swallowtail (Battus philenor), a spectacular large, black butterfly with an iridescent green shimmer. It courses up and down the canyon walls, especially in the spring. Its large purple caterpillar, covered with red fleshy spines, can be found eating California pipevine in the canyon bottom.

Christmas Bird Count Results

Bewick's Wren © 2014 Dave McMullen Common Yellowthroat © 2013 Dave McMullen Western Bluebirds © 2013 Dave McMullen Spotted Towhee © 2013 Dave McMullen Chipping Sparrow © 2013 Dave McMullen

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