Friday, January 20, 2012

Looking for a Taste of Spring

This photo of a gathering of Convergent Ladybird Beetles was taken last fall at around 5,000' elevation near Quincy.  These beautiful beetles may now be found at the lower elevations, say 1,000' to 2,500' and will be mating soon.  Then most of them will head for the Central Valley for careers in aphid control. In Quincy, with the present lingering storm, we're having the feeling of winter just getting started.  If you're a fan of spring, as I am, just drive down the Feather River Canyon, and in places like Table Mountain and Bidwell Park, as well as in the lower reaches of the canyon itself, spring is underway.  Bring a camera and a notebook and you'll find wonders.

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