butterfly habitats!/habitat de la mariposa

We are supporting the proliferation of butterfly sanctuaries/habitats throughout the neighborhood and beyond.

Starting this week, with support from Sunflowers for Santa Rosa and Seeds for Change, we will be giving out Mexican Sunflower seeds (Tithonia), as they are a favorite of the monarch butterfly.  We are hoping to plant milkweed as well, as that is where they lay their eggs.  We welcome collaboration with anyone with experience creating great habitats for butterflies.

Posted April 21, 2015

less herbicides, much less trash, more flowers!

All our efforts to be good stewards of the Poppy Creek Green Space, and to plant poppy flowers there, has led to a reduction in herbicide application in the area and significantly less trash!remember how trashed this space used to be?

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one of our first poppy seed sowers

Working with staff from the city’s creek stewardship, we have managed to get a landscaper at the property adjacent to where the Poppy Creek Green Space bulletin board is, to stop spraying.  This came after a bunch of flowers we had planted at our fall gathering were poisoned and destroyed.   New ones are now coming up, and a promise not to spray again was made.

Posted April 10, 2015