Presidio News - El Polín Celebration, Butterfly Guide, New Exhibit and Film Night
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Issue: June 7, 2012
A Month of Celebrations at El Polín Spring
Nestled within the Presidio's largest watershed is El Polin Spring, a birdwatching paradise and a place to connect with the Presidio's early history. This recently revitalized gem is formally unveiled to the community this month with walks, talks, and family events - including two bilingual (Spanish/English) tours. Join us for guided adventures, a community volunteer day, or even a chance to enjoy a picnic with your family on the new benches. RSVP requested for the events. See you there!
A slate of special programs now complements the new exhibition Before the Bridge: Sight and Sound at the Golden Gate. Join a sing-along of sea chanteys and sailor songs, learn about the bay's lighthouses and coastal guns, or get a high-tech briefing on the effort to map the sea floor beneath the bridge. There's also a guided tour with exhibit curator Dr. Randolph Delehanty every first Saturday of the month. Curious about the exhibit? Watch a short video produced by KTVU news. Then see for yourself!
The Presidio’s varied habitats attract 29 distinct butterfly species, each thriving in a particular niche, from wetlands to grassy meadows. A known “hot spot” for sighting these winged beauties is the recently restored Thompson Reach area, near the Presidio Y on the Main Post. The Presidio Trust has published a new guide to help you identify species commonly seen near the creek, from the Fiery Skipper to the West Coast Lady. Grab your binoculars!