The Green Hairstreak Butterfly Festival has landed. 

Spring is back and so is our local butterfly, the Green Hairstreak. In 2006, the community of District 7 came together to save this butterfly from disappearing. Habitat restoration and community stewardship were our main tools. Now we have a robust corridor, or butterfly highway, where we can find this nickel-sized, brightly green butterfly flying from Hawk Hill to Rocky Outcrop to the 16th Avenue Tiled Steps!

Saturday, April 15th is the Green Hairstreak Butterfly Festival from 10 am to 2 pm at Hoover Middle School, 2290 14th Avenue (rear parking lot), San Francisco. It’s a family event just in time for spring flying – we’ll have an outdoor classroom to teach you about the butterfly, how to find it, and how to help maintain its unique habitat for all local pollinators. There will be contests, prizes, artwork, hands-on activities, access to local nature groups and plants, baked goods and crafts to take home.

The festival is graciously funded by a grant to benefit District 7 residents with special thanks to District 7 Participatory Budgeting and Supervisor Norman Yee.