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Jonathan Young reintroducing Variable Checkerspot Butterflies at El Polin Spring.

Mar 22, 2018

Presidio Discoveries: VIDEO - Variable Checkerspot Butterflies Re-introduced to the Presidio

With support from the Presidio Natural Resources team, the winged wonders are thriving.


For the second year, the Presidio’s Natural Resources team has worked to re-introduce the variable checkerspot butterflies into the park. They’ve been working with volunteers in a few locations and so far, so good – the winged wonders have been thriving. In this short video, learn more from wildlife ecologists Jonathan Young and David Harelson about why this project is so important to the Presidio.

Watch a short video about the variable checkerspot butterflies >>

Checkerspot larva at El Poline Spring.