HELP MAKE BERKELEY BEE AND BUTTERFLY FRIENDLY!
Bees and other insects are responsible for the pollination of 2/3rds of the world's crops and 90% of flowering plants. The ecological service they provide is essential for a healthy environment. While numbers of many species have declined, there are ways we can help them thrive again.
YOU CAN HELP plant and support this habitat network in our parks, schools and other public spaces throughout the city. Many Berkeley Parks have been renovated creating space for native pollinator gardens and corridors. PLEASE SHARE YOUR INFORMATION BELOW if you would like to be part of this exciting effort!
This Project is coordinated by Transition Berkeley, CALPIRG students, local experts and community volunteers, along with Berkeley Parks and Recreation Dept. Funding support is provided by the Chancellor's Community Partnership Fund, the Rotary Club of Berkeley and the Berkeley Parks and Recreation Dept. For more information about Transition Berkeley go to: www.transitionberkeley.org
MORE ABOUT NATIVE PLANTS
Native plants are ones that have adapted to the local conditions and are the foundation for nature restoration. They attract butterflies, birds, reptiles, amphibians, small mammals, bees and other pollinators that evolved with those plants, and over time create a working natural ecosystem, without pesticides, and without artificial fertilizers. They are naturally drought tolerant too! The butterfly and bird life in particular in a true natural garden is often spectacular. With the right plants, it's not hard for communities to create small patches of nature throughout the city. Learn more about plants native to your area from Calscape-https://calscape.org/about.php