Tigers on Market Street - Nature in the City Urban Hike, Plaza at corner of Davis and California St, Thursday, 26. September 2019

Join Nature in the City in the heart of downtown San Francisco to learn about the Tiger Swallowtail and discover the hidden green spaces and wildlife habitat tucked into the urban center. The route will span pollinator planters to living walls to the newly-reopened Salesforce Park.
The walk leaders will highlight how the Western Tiger Swallowtail butterfly (Papilio rutulus) has found a home on San Francisco’s Market Street. The butterfly lives a complete life cycle in the London Plane trees that line the busy thoroughfare, and the canyon of tall buildings lined with trees resembles the butterfly’s natural habitat – a river canyon. Nature in the City is working to create habitat islands on Market Street that provide nectar sources and larval food trees for the butterflies.
Walk Leaders: Amber Hasselbring & Kirstin Weeks
Nature in the City Executive Director Amber Hasselbring has been working on the concept for Tigers on Market Street with fellow lepidopterist Liam O'Brien since 2013, when the City began discussions about how to redesign Market Street.
Nature in the City Advisory Council Member Kirstin Weeks is an Associate, Building Ecology Specialist at Arup in San Francisco. Kirstin is looking toward the future for the Tigers on Market Street by inviting architecture, design and corporate colleagues to join in and create more butterfly habitat downtown. 
Details: 
This walk is timed to coincide with the peak fall flight of the butterflies, so hopefully we will see them in multiple locations.
The walk will commence at steps of the 101 California Plaza. The group will gather for a lunchtime talk for 15 minutes.
At 12:15 Amber and Kirstin will lead the group on a 45 minute walk along Market Street and over to Salesforce Park. 
Preparation: 
Bring a lunch if this walk overlaps with your lunch break. Layers are always important downtown.
Meeting Location: 
Meet in the plaza of 101 California Street, at the corner of Davis and California.
Transportation:
Public transportation (BART/MUNI) is incouraged to the site. The meeting site is a short walk from the Montgomery Street and Embarcadero stations.
Cost:
This walk is FREE to attend (with RSVPs kindly requested).
Donations (in cash) can be made to Nature in the City on the day of the event. Special bonus! Everyone who donates $10 and above will receive a copy of the Nature in the City Map. 
Or join Nature in the City today and receive early-bird invitations to all our future walks, among other fun perks.

Thursday, 26. September 2019, Plaza at corner of Davis and California St, Tigers on Market Street - Nature in the City Urban Hike

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