What’s the buzz around town?
The SDG Butterflyway Project is kicking off their second season in Cornwall, SDG & Akwesasne. The David Suzuki Foundation’s Butterflyway Project is a volunteer-led movement that is growing habitat, education and advocacy for bees and butterflies in neighbourhoods throughout Canada.
Last year’s initiative was spearheaded by Christina Enright and Carole Fiddler, who are now joined by Katherine Wells.
“We had amazing momentum last year with over 300 locals joining our group,” says Butterflyway Mentor Christina Enright. “We can’t wait to continue making positive impacts for pollinators this year.”
Wild pollinators such as butterflies, native bees, moths, dragonflies, and even hummingbirds are crucial to human survival. Climate change, development, and widespread pesticide and herbicide use are compromising their habitat and food sources. The Butterflyway Project encourages people to step up efforts to help pollinators find food and shelter by creating new ‘pollinator patches’ with native flowers, plants, shrubs, or trees critical to their lifecycles.
Last year, the SDG Butterflyway Project helped seed and naturalize over 1000 feet of rural property, collaborated on several pollinator gardens, and partnered with South Nation Conservation Authority to present the webinar, “Nature’s Best Hope” with Dr. Doug Tallamy.
The group isn’t slowing down in 2022.
“We’ve gone into full gear this spring with education, advocacy and public engagement” says Butterflyway Ranger Katherine Wells. “We are excited to meet the public face to face at our first event, Eco Day, on April 23.”
The local Butterflyway group will continue to work in partnership with South Nation Conservation Authority, Raisin Region Conversation Authority, and other community partners on exciting 2022 initiatives including a Bat House Workshop and participating in the 2nd annual Eco Day in Cornwall.
The SDG Butterflyway Project will also continue to ask local Councils to take decisive action in supporting pollinators within their community.
“Action by municipal partners and leaders is key and necessary to help pollinators and a sustainable environment. The SDG Butterflyway Project is ready to assist and provide guidance in any way we can,” added Ms. Enright.
For more information on the SDG Butterflyway Project, or to register your pollinator garden, please visit them on Facebook or reach out to them at