Celebrating Signs of Resilience in Mission Blue Butterfly Populations


Mission blue butterfly larvae.

From 2017 through 2020, Milagra Ridge was the site of an ambitious translocation project to boost it’s declining population. Last year, Mission blues were translocated for the first time into a previously unoccupied habitat painstakingly restored by the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy’s Park Stewardship Program. So far, the translocation seems to have stuck! Biologists found four larvae there in late February/early March. 


March 1, 2021