10 am: Bring the kids to see caterpillars, pupas and adult butterflies, learn about host plants, meet our experts and share your experiences.
11 am -1pm: Panel presentation and discussion. Hear from the educators, experts and enthusiasts who have worked to monitor and protect species and establish important butterfly corridors in their urban and
suburban neighborhoods. Speakers and panelists include:
Mia Monroe, Facilitator, Xerces Society volunteer, Western Monarch Thanksgiving Count coordinator and Muir Woods Park Ranger.
Tora Rocha, founder of the Pollinator Posse at the Gardens at Lake Merritt. Tora’s group specializes in fostering Monarch caterpillars and butterflies and creating much-needed habitat in the urban jungle.
Tim Wong, Barbara Deutsch will untangle the gardener’s Pipevine Swallowtail puzzle.
Amber Hasselbring, Executive Director of SF’s Nature in the City, shares the work her group is doing for Green Hairstreak corridors in SF neighborhoods.
Andy Liu, Landscape Architect and garden designer specializing in butterfly habitat, explains why his neighborhood is alive with Swallowtails, Gulf
Fritillaries and many other winged wonders.
Sal Levinson, author, entomologist and gifted speaker on butterfly habitats.
Suzanne Clarke, Master Gardener, will share her secrets on how to create a garden that is irresistible to butterflies.
2-3 pm: Stop by one of our info tables to learn more about gardening for butterflies in your area based on regional butterfly flyways and discuss what you can do to help re-establish butterfly populations in your corner of the Greater San Francisco Bay Area!