It has been absolutely astonishing the number of Painted Lady buttterflies that are migrating through where I live the last few days. I have never seen anything like it. I would estimate that at any one time I have well over a 1,000 in my yard. Luckily my yard is currently like a butterfly resort … lots of flowers still in bloom, sheltered from the strongest winds and I have left a sprinkler on as they seem to “flock” to the moisture. Wish I had the equipment to post some video it is a sight to see!
Here is a link to a small newspaper article from a town not too far from me.