A Butterflyway is a highway of habitat for butterflies, bees and beneficial bugs.
The David Suzuki Foundation’s Butterflyway Project is a citizen-led movement that is bringing nature home to neighbourhoods across Canada, one butterfly-friendly planting at a time.
The project has begun in neighbourhoods in Markham, Montreal, Richmond, Toronto and Victoria. In each city we have recruited a team of community volunteers, called Butterflyway Rangers. These local Rangers were trained by the David Suzuki Foundation in March and April 2017 and have been sent back to their neighbourhoods with a mission to plant networks of native wildflowers in yards, schools, streets and parks.
Once a troop of Rangers plants at least a dozen pollinator patches in their neighbourhood, they will formally be recognized by the David Suzuki Foundation as an official Butterflyway, through signage and inclusion in our national Butterflyway Project map.
The project is based on the David Suzuki Foundation’s Homegrown National Park Project
, which began in 2013. The award-winning, citizen-led project has begun creating butterfly-friendly corridors in three Toronto neighbourhoods, establishing pollinator patches in parks, front yard rain gardens and schoolyard canoe planters.
About the David Suzuki Foundation: DSF collaborates with Canadians from all walks of life, including government and business, to conserve our environment and find solutions that will create a sustainable Canada through science-based research, education and policy work. Visit davidsuzuki.org
for more info.