Friends, Sge:no (Hello)
My name is Shel (Michele) of the Tuscarora Nation. I live in Six Nations, Ontario. I wanted to let you know I’ve joined the David Suzuki Foundation’s Butterflyway Project as a volunteer Butterfly Ranger.
The project is a resident-led movement that is creating habitat for local bees and butterflies in communities throughout Canada.
In my role as a Butterflyway Ranger, I am looking for friends and neighbours from Six Nations of the Grand that can help fill our yards with native wildflowers that support pollinating insects.
My hope is that together we can start small – adding native plants to our gardens and yards this spring – but dream big, with hopes of creating a network of pollinator patches in yards, parks and schools throughout our community.
Four goals to help pollinators on Six Nations are:
- Naturalize yards
- Create dedicated native plant gardens
- Create 100 new milkweed patches to help Monarch butterflies
- Create an online one-stop-shop of information about how to help our native pollinators.
I am currently training to expand my knowledge about native plant gardens & care and their pollinators. I would be happy to provide more information and guidance.
I look forward to hearing back from you! If you have any questions or comments, drop them in the comments below and I will get back to you soon. Nya:weh (thank you) for your time.
To learn more about the Butterflyway Project visit: https://davidsuzuki.org/take-action/act-locally/butterflyway/