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Butterflies 101: Butterflies of Mountain Lake & Beyond | Presidio

Every 2nd Saturday
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Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Mountain Lake (Presidio) | 202-394 Veterans Blvd., San Francisco, CA


Mountain Lake Science Saturdays | Presidio

Mountain Lake Science Saturdays is a lively series of talks by scientists studying topics relating to the San Francisco natural wonder, Mountain Lake, and its ecological restoration.

On the second Saturday from May to October, gather at the lake to hear researchers from a variety of disciplines talk on topics ranging from Archaeology to Zooplankton. Here’s your chance to ask the experts your questions about the science being done to save this lake.

How to get there: Enter the Presidio on Park Presidio heading north and go just past Mountain Lake. 

October 11th – Butterflies 101: Butterflies of Mountain Lake and beyond: Liam O’Brien, Lepidopterist

Join Liam O’Brien at Mountain Lake for a talk on the fascinating world of local butterflies. Liam will give a beginner’s overview of these beautiful invertebrates, and discuss the rich history of Lepidoptera in San Francisco. He’ll also discuss a number of butterfly restoration and conservation efforts he’s been involved with across the Bay Area.

Liam O’Brien surveyed all of the butterflies of San Francisco in 2007 and again in 2009. He also completed a thorough inventory of the Presidio’s butterflies, a project which culminated in his first book, “The Butterflies of the Presidio,” co-authored with Matthew Zlatunich. Liam created the Green Hairstreak Project, spearheaded efforts to restore the Mission Blue butterfly to Twin Peaks and launched “Tigers on Market Street” with Amber Hasselbring. He was named Environmental Educator of the Year by Bay Nature Magazine in January of 2014.


Event Details


Cost: FREE
Categories: Lectures & Workshops, San Francisco
Address: 202-394 Veterans Blvd., San Francisco, CA

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