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An excellent day

We had a small crew of folks show up for the BioBlitz. 6 of us ventured out together from the Green hairstreak butterfly festival at Hoover Middle Shool and up Hawk Hill. We wondering at various true bugs (the Bordered Plant Bug seems particularly fond of the hillside), plants (a discussion of poison oak and ice plant ensued), willow galls, and the view.

Two left as we finished that hillside, and the remaining 4 of us moved on to Radio Terrace/Golden Gate Heights Park (which one of us had never visited), turning over some logs. and making our way down to the rehabilitated rocky areas on the western side of the park. We were butterfly-less at this point, except for one cabbage white who escaped an ID.

From there we went up the street and on to Rocky Outcrop, passing by some of the other planted areas. Rocky Outcrop was where we finally came upon some live samples of the Green Hairstreak -- and baccharis found the white lined sphinx moth: one of the most beautiful ...more ↓

Posted on April 16, 2017 05:40 by adrained adrained | 0 comments | Leave a comment

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Join us in San Francisco for a grassroots, smartphone-powered bioblitz to catalogue every living species we can identify in a string of natural areas in the Golden Gate Heights neighborhood. This is part of Nature in the City's Green Hairstreak Festival AND our observations will also help with ...more ↓

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