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Search for the Sonoran Blue Butterfly

  • Alum Rock Park 15350 Penitencia Creek Road San Jose, CA United States (map)

Search for the Sonoran Blue Butterfly
with Liam O’Brien
Saturday, March 5, 11:00AM-2:00PM
Alum Rock Park, 15350 Penitencia Creek Road, San Jose
$14, pre-registration required, $6 per car parking fee
Ages 12 and up

http://calnature.org/events/2016/3/5/search-for-the-sonoran-blue-butterfly

Join local lepidopterist Liam O’Brien to look for what is called “The Most Beautiful Small Butterfly in the United States.” Imagine if you can a small butterfly, about the size of a nickel, slowly fluttering before you like a piece of electric blue foil. That is the Sonoran Blue. This creature is a true harbinger of spring, emerging much earlier than most other butterflies. It has a very limited range in the Bay Area, and Alum Rock Park is the go-to spot for this mesmerizing beauty. Many other species might be there with this wacky El Niño: Large Marbles, Silvery Blues, Veined Whites and more.

It will be an easy walk through the park and we’ll stop for a break midway through (bring lunch or a snack). Don’t miss this chance to learn about butterflies from a winner of
Bay Nature’s Local Hero Award for Environmental Education!

For ages 12 and up. Cost is $14 per person and you must
pre-register online here. There is a $6 per car parking fee at the park. If it's raining, the walk will be postponed to Saturday, March 26th.