Pollinator Posse in the News!
Pollinator Posse has been featured in the Washington Post, KQED, SF Chronicle, East Bay Express and more! We are dedicated to transforming pollinator environments nationwide, starting with Oakland.
Western Monarch Thanksgiving Count Officially over 330,000
Our Local Monarchs Make the Washington Post:
Our Local Monarchs Make the Washington Post: Western Monarch Butterfly: Thousands counted at California sanctuary that saw none last year, By Paulina Firozi, October 22, 2021
KQED Forum Interview – The Troubles and Mysteries of the Western Monarch Butterfly
KQED Forum Interview – The Troubles and Mysteries of the Western Monarch Butterfly, hosted by Alexis Madrigal
Jun 23, 2021
Splashpad News – The Short Flamboyant Reign of Victoria the Corpse Flower
Splashpad News – The Short Flamboyant Reign of Victoria the Corpse Flower, by C. J. Hirschfield
Piedmont Exedra – How to Avoid ‘Cigarettes’ for Plants and Pollinators
Piedmont Exedra – How to Avoid ‘Cigarettes’ for Plants and Pollinators, Indira Balkissoon and Marianne Mitosinka of Piedmont Connect | July 2, 2021
Mayor Schaaf declares May 22, 2021 Pollinator Posse Day in Oakland
Pollinator Posse is Newest Addition to Monarch Joint Venture Partnership
Co-founder Terry Smith as the cover story for Piedmont Living
Spotlight on Terry Smith, Butterflies, Sunshine, and Gardening
This month, our cover story spotlight is on Terry Smith, co-founder of the Pollinator Posse, a nonprofit that began when Terry joined forces with Tora Rocha at the Gardens of Lake Merritt.
Tora receives Bay Area Jefferson Award
Tora Rocha is a recipient of the Bay Area Jefferson award. Congrats Tora!!
East Bay Express 2017
Best Garden Whiz and Butterfly Savior: Victoria ‘Tora’ Rocha, SPECIAL SECTIONS, People Issue 2017, August 9, 2017
Make your garden a welcome mat in butterfly season, By Earl Nickel, March 17, 2017
California Alumni Magazine
Pollinator Posse: How Citizen Scientists are Saving Tiny Lives, by Martin Snapp, California Alumni Magazine, May 4, 2017
OMCA’s Winter 2015 Inside
Oakland Museum of California put Lake Merritt Garden’s Bee Hotel on the cover of OMCA’s Winter 2015 Inside Out magazine: