The goal of the David Suzuki Foundation’s Butterflyway Project is to provide food and shelter for butterflies and bees by establishing a network of wildflower patches through neighbourhoods across Canada, starting in five cities in 2017.
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 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.