San Francisco Naturalist Society
Dedicated to the exploration and preservation of natural areas in the San
Francisco Bay Area, the SF Naturalist Society meets the 2nd Thursday of each
month at 7:30 pm. For more information, go to
www.sfns.org or contact Patrick Schlemmer at
JKodiak@earthlink.net or (415)
Thursday, February 14
My Furry Valentine: Sex in the Animal Kingdom
Zookeeper and Naturalist Patrick Schlemmer shows pictures and describes the
bewildering array of strange mating habits found in the animal world. You will
laugh, you will blush, you will cringe! Adults only! Free.
Thursday, March 14
The Swallowtails of Market Street: an Extraordinary Tale of Urban
Known for his creation of the Green Hairstreak Project and ongoing efforts to
secure the endangered Mission Blue population atop Twin Peaks, San Franciscan
lepidopterist/ illustrator Liam O'Brien will focus this evening's presentation
on one of the city's least-likely natural habitats: the downtown Financial
District. As hard as it is to imagine nature in this piece of the urban jungle,
there is a story of miraculous adaption by our largest native butterfly: the
Western Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio rutulus). Liam's first book, The Butterflies
of the Presidio, (co-authored with Matthew Zlatunich and produced by the
Presidio Trust) will be published in the fall of 2012. Free and open to
Thursday, April 11
San Francisco's Natural Areas
Jake Sigg, Ruth Gravanis and Damien Raffa will show magnificent pictures of
and habitats still left to all San Franciscans. Free and open to everyone.
Thursday, May 9
Shark Research and Conservation, with David McGuire. Free and open to everyone.
Thursday, July 11
Martinez Beavers, with Heidi Perryman. Free and open to everyone.