The Science of Sustainability

Science on the SPOT: Fire and Butterflies

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pdf Fire and Butterflies Educator Guide ( pdf ) A resource for using QUEST video in the classroom.

The Golden Gate National Recreation Area is teaming up with its partners to study how fire may promote the growth of Silver Leaf Lupine, a native flower that serves as host to the endangered Mission Blue Butterfly. Found in only a handful of locations within the Bay Area, the butterfly depends on its Lupine host plant during every stage of its life cycle.

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Joshua Cassidy

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Joshua is a Multimedia Producer for KQED Science and the Lead Producer for Deep Look. After receiving his BS in Wildlife Biology from Ohio University, he went on to participate in marine mammal research for NOAA, USGS and the Intersea Foundation. He also served as the president of The Pacific Cetacean Group, a nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching students K-6 about whales. Josh studied science and natural history filmmaking at San Francisco State University and Montana State University.