Plants & Habitat

Seed Sources

Narrowleaf Milkweed Information – Background and Planting instructions
Bay Area Wildflower Mix  – This seed mix is great for creating nectar rich habitat
Ecosystem in a Box –
This set contains tins of seed of 12 selected plants that support pollinators and other beneficial insects to create a balanced biodiverse ecosystem with long term nectar availability.  The collection can be purchased from Oaklandish with proceeds going the support our work.

Pollinator Habitat Plant Lists

The Posse’s Favorite Pollinator Plants for year-round nectar (PDF) – A quick slide show of our top recommended nectar plants for the Bay Area
New and in Beta  The Butterfly Net –  By address and habitat type, The Butterfly Net will list the best native plant species to use, ranked based on their value as host and nectar plants for native Lepidoptera (butterfly and moth) species.  By using these plants in your yard, garden, and other habitat projects, you will help protect butterflies, moths, and the important services they provide.
Tora’s color coded Pollinator Plants List  (PDF) Shows pollinator plants by color and blooming month
Calscape – California Native Plants Society – comprehensive resource for native pollinator plants and nurseries
Support California Native Bees with these 10 plants – The Urban California Native Bee Survey demonstrated that “. . . with the right bee plants, one small urban garden can attract forty to fifty species of native bees”.
Pollinator Partnership’s – Ecoregional Planting Guides for Pollinators
Native Plant Resources for Butterflies (PDF)

Record your habitat projects on the Monarch Joint Venture Map

The Pipevine Swallowtail Project

Propagating Pipevine video