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February 2015 – Network, Walk and Talk with Nature in the City
February 21, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Join WEN and tour an urban wildlife corridor that was created by Nature in the City, neighbors, and schoolchildren to support the recovery of the Green Hairstreak butterfly.
When: Saturday February 21, 2015
12:00 – 1:00 PM: Meet at the 16th Avenue and Morage Avenue (“Moraga Tiled Steps”) to network with other WEN members while enjoying free Arizmendi Bakery pastries or your own “brown bag” lunch. Thanks Arizmendi! Amber Hasselbring, Executive Director of Nature in the City will give an overview of the Green Hairstreak Corridor project at 12:30 PM while we eat lunch.
1:00 – 2:30 PM: A walk and talk through the Green Hairstreak Corridor with Amber Hasselbring, Executive Director of Nature in the City. We will begin the walk promptly at 1:00 PM!
Where: Moraga Tiled Steps, 16th Avenue and Moraga Street, Inner Sunset Neighborhood, San Francisco (map)
Closest Transit: N Judah Line (map)
Cost: $10 plus service fee (a portion of the proceeds will go to Nature in the City)
RSVP on Eventbrite: https://wenfeb2015.eventbrite.com/
Recently featured in the San Francisco Chronicle, The Green Hairstreak Corridor is a community initiative started in 2007 to connect two butterfly populations that had become isolated by urban development. Green Hairstreaks fly in spring, from January through May, so if conditions are right, we might see flying, basking, mating, and egg-laying! The tour will begin at the Moraga Tiled Steps, which is Nature in the City’s newest habitat restoration site. Then we’ll walk along the Corridor to 12 habitat patches and three natural areas. The tour will be a loop.
Additional volunteer opportunity with Nature in the City:
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM: If you would like to arrive early and participate in hands-on restoration work with Nature in the City, please sign up on the Nature in the City Meetup page.