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Butterfly Corridor Excursion!

  • Ferry Building

    Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA (map)

    37.798354 -122.397061

  • Join us for our monthly Workshop-Workday to continue community engagement in place-based projects in San Francisco. This month we will take a stroll on one of San Francisco's main drags for people and the rare Western Tiger Swallowtail butterfly: the Market Street Corridor.

    Guided by lepidopterists Amber Hasselbring and Liam O'Brian, we will learn about the importance of natural corridors for humans and the communal life around us. Market Street may seem like an unlikely habitat for butterflies, but the corridor of London Plane trees, canyon of tall buildings, and sources for water from urban fountains have created an unplanned riparian area that has become the home of Western Tiger Swallowtails. First noted by lepidopterist Harriet Reinhard in 1987, this phenomenon is an incredible story of wildlife adaptation within the heart of the city.

    Bring comfortable walking shoes, water, and a camera.

    Snack refreshments will be provided by Rainbow Grocery Cooperative, a Worker-Owned Collective.

    For more information, contact Ben Stone-Francisco at Planet Drum Foundation: [masked]

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