Growing plants that support pollinators
In 2017, the Pocket became part of The Butterflyway, a project of the David Suzuki Foundation to plant a long interconnected path of bee and butterfly-friendly gardens. At the entrance to Phin Park sits a blue canoe surrounded by plants and wildflowers - all chosen to support pollinators such as native birds, bees and butterflies!
What’s a pollinator? An insect or other animal that moves pollen around and between flowers, to fertilize the plants. Pollinators are needed for about ⅓ of our food to grow!
To learn about how the Pocket joined The Butterflyway, click here! To learn more about how to grow and support The Butterflyway, click here!
And for extra credit, to learn all about saving native bumblebees, click here!