In 2018, we brought the joy of the Butterflyway Project to new Canadian neighbourhoods. We recruited Butterflyway Rangers in five cities in B.C. and Ontario and more than 80 Papillon Patrouille in Quebec. Their mission: Plant at least a dozen pollinator-friendly patches in their neighbourhoods.
This summer, the Rangers made magic happen. They created wildflower-filled Butterflyways in Scarborough, Markham, Toronto, the District of North Vancouver and Richmond. Two dozen cities pledged to become monarch-friendly. Citizens created two Butterflyway Lanes. More than 40 schools planted butterfly gardens. Thousands of people planted wildflowers and learned more about the benefits of adding native plants to their gardens, balconies, schoolyards, streets and parks.
Here are some of their inspiring stories: