Observation notes: Based on a report on NorWestLeps about sightings of California Tortoiseshells at Bodega Bay I went to a coastal bluff here in Mendocino County and immediately found two in the parking lot. One seemed to be setting up a territory there. Found at least four, maybe five, after a short walk. Warm sunny day but a fog layer off coast. Unexpected butterfly for me.
Verified by: Ken Davenport
Verified date: September 26, 2017
Coordinator notes: They make their fall movements about this time of the year-Ken Davenport