Why Are Butterflies Migrating to California?


Kimberly Pichardo, Contributor

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Due to the very unusual wet winter that started early in the year back in January, supported all the plant life in Southern California, which lead to an outburst migration of many insects including lady bugs and butterflies. These flying insects are making their way up North all the way from South Mexico. Scientists say that the extra plant growth has allowed their population to burst into the millions. “This is the biggest outbreak since 2005,” said Art Shapiro, a professor at the University of California, Davis, who’s been studying the migration of butterflies since 1972. They arrived just in time, making our upcoming Spring and Summer days, as beautiful as ever!