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Butterflies & Dragonflies of Mission Trails by David Cooksy

During a period of 24 months,  Mission Trails Volunteer Trail Guide and nature photographer, David Cooksy, embarked on the challenge of photographing all the butterflies and deragonflies found in the park.  The result is a spectacular collection of photographs. David hiked many miles throughout the park to bring these powerpoints to life.     Butterflies of Mission Trails         Dragonflies of Mission Trails

In reviewing the photographs with the park's insect guru, Bill Howell, David displayed a butterfly that Bill said is not found in Mission Trails.  David confirmed where he photographed the Purple Hairstreak along Father Junipero Serra Trail at the Climbers Loop Trailhead. David states "these are on-going projects.  I will add new butterflies and dragonflies as I am able to photograph additional species found in the park."  Click on the links below to view the butterfly and dragonfly pdf. files  Then scroll through the photos. Enjoy!




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