California’s beautiful habitat is home to a variety of native plants and pollinators.
The existence of native plants and pollinators is a story of coevolution and harmony in the natural world. Today native species are threatened by non-native species that have become invasive. Native wildlife such as bees, hummingbirds and butterflies prefer native plants that have specialized flowers to accommodate their size and pollinating mechanisms.
Planting California natives in your garden is a precious act of preserving the natural environment for local pollinators. Native plants are the best possible source of food for native insects. Turning your garden into a home for local pollinators will help reduce unwanted pests such as mosquitoes and plant eating insects. Our gardens can become small ecosystems that provide a haven for native wildlife to travel along their migratory routes.
Botanist and Educator