For their new interpretive panels at Kathleen’s Canyon Overlook in Black Lake Canyon Preserve, the Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County commissioned illustrations of monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) overwintering on eucalyptus and a caterpillar feeding on narrow-leaf milkweed (Asclepias fascicularis). Monarchs overwinter onsite at Kathleen’s Canyon and lay their eggs on milkweed further inland in SLO County.
The grand opening of Kathleen’s Canyon Overlook was April 27, 2019. Text and graphic design on the panels are by Jamie Creath at LCSLO.
Adults on eucalyptus:
Caterpillar on milkweed: