There are over 100 different species of butterfly in California. Each species depends on a unique
host plant in order to reproduce and survive. But the disappearance of these native plants, combined with
the recent drought, means that this might be a game-changing year for the native butterflies of California.
City of Butterflies strives to actively educate the public about the importance of
native host or food plants in urban areas through hands-on workshops, outreach events,
and media production. The reintroduction of native plants in public and private gardens
is crucial to the survival of California's rapidly declining butterfly populations.
Photo Credit:Kyle Safieh