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Butterflies at Indian Valley

Butterflies at Indian Valley

Source: Marin County Parks
Indian Valley Preserve
Tuesday, June 7, 2022, 10am – 2pm

Butterflies at Indian Valley

This preserve is a great spot to see a variety of butterflies: Blues, swallowtails, admirals, sisters, buckeyes, checkerspots, crescents, and many more. We’ll take the time to observe them as they go about their business of finding nectar, attracting mates, detecting the proper plants to lay eggs on, and engaging in a practice called “puddling”. If you’re not sure what “puddling” is, you’ll have to join us to see.

Remember to bring a lunch and binoculars if you have them. We request that no pets (except service animals) attend.

Air Quality Index (AQI) that exceeds 150 on, or other extreme weather may cancel events. Check the calendar or call (415) 473-6086 after 8 am on the morning of the event to hear a recorded message if canceled.

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Directions: Meet at the College of Marin Indian Valley Campus in Novato, upper parking Lot 5 (1800 Ignacio Blvd)., From Hwy 101 in Novato, take the Ignacio Blvd/Bel Marin Keys Blvd exit west onto Ignacio Blvd approximately 2.5 miles all the way through campus. Parking is free in the upper portion of Lot 5.