The Butterflyway Project is a citizen-led movement, through the David Suzuki Foudation, growing highways of habitat for bees and butterflies across Canada. Up until this year it has been mostly focused in BC and Ontario. Manitoba and other provinces are joining in this year, and apparently our province has really shown up!
Kiyoko and Michele (from Prairie Naturals Gardening Group) and I had discussed the Butterflyway project and how native gardens attract pollinators. That led to our talking about the opportunity to integrate the Master Gardeners’ gardens with the Butterflyway Highway! We would like to have all your beautiful established native gardens included in the butterfly highway map for Manitoba.
There is plenty of future opportunity for involvement, for those who are interested. However, simply acknowledging the work that’s been done and habitat that has been created already would be a great contribution to this movement. There are signs available from the project that identify the space as a “Butterflyway” and promote this cause, which I could help coordinate getting to everyone.
Anyone who is interested please contact Kiyoko at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information check out the project’s website: https://davidsuzuki.org/take-action/act-locally/butterflyway/
Tara Magee, Butterflyway Ranger