Pollinators and Wildlife

The vast majority of our pollinators are adapted to get nourishment only from native plants. The more complex your habitat garden, the greater the number of creatures that will find resources there.

Concerns About Milkweed and Monarch Butterflies

By Laura Lovett, Gardening with Natives Committee Chair

As recently as the 1980s, millions of monarch butterflies over-wintered at sites along the California coast, including in Marin. In recent years, citizen scientists have documented a plummeting population, now less than 3% of its historic size.

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Concerns About Milkweed and Monarch Butterflies

By Laura Lovett, Gardening with Natives Committee Chair

As recently as the 1980s, millions of monarch butterflies over-wintered at sites along the California coast, including in Marin. In recent years, citizen scientists have documented a plummeting population, now less than 3% of its historic size.

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Our Native Pollinators
Best Plants for Bees
Butterfly Larval Host Plants
Butterfly Nectar Plants
Planting Milkweeds
Gardening in Deer Country
Riparian Shrubs for a Bird Food Hedgerow