The goal of the Butterflyway Project is to provide food and shelter for butterflies, bees and other beneficial bugs by establishing a network of wildflower patches, big and small, through neighbourhoods across Canada, starting in five cities in 2017.
The project takes place in Markham, Montreal, Richmond, Toronto and Victoria. In each city we are recruiting a team of community volunteers, called the Butterflyway Rangers. These local Rangers will be trained by the David Suzuki Foundation in March and April and sent back to their neighbourhoods with a mission to plant native wildflowers and shrubs 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.