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Butterflies of Pier 94 November 15, 2017

Posted by GGAS in Conservation, Golden Gate Audubon. Tags: butterflies, habitat restoration, moths, Pier 94, San Francisco butterflies, San Francisco wildlife.

By Ilana DeBare

We often talk about the bird life at Pier 94, the former waterfront dump site owned by the Port of San Francisco that we have been restoring as wildlife habitat since 2002. But Pier 94 is also becoming rich habitat for butterflies!

With support from a private family foundation, we contracted with San Francisco lepidopterist Liam O’Brien to conduct a year-long survey of butterflies, moths, and their host plants at Pier 94. Liam’s…

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