Butterfly Habitat Rehabilitation Project

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Project Rationale

Butterflies are not only amazing creatures because of their beauty and the joy they evoke in people, but because they also play an important role in pollination and balancing ecosystems. Re-establishing the butterfly population must begin with individual communities taking upon themselves the task of planting both host and nectar plants. Involving youth and children will inspire future generations to continue appreciating these beautiful creatures and instil in them a strong sense of stewardship.

 pic_monarchProject Framework

The Butterfly Habitat Rehabilitation Project of Oxford County endeavour to establish butterfly friendly habitats in local public areas, school grounds and private homes in Tillsonburg Ontario. Its goal is to raise the population size of butterflies in the area, with special focus on the endangered Monarch and Swallowtail butterflies. The project’s principle aim is to rehabilitate unused or damaged land and create vibrant small ecosystems throughout Tillsonburg.  In addition, an integral part of the project will focus on education and community involvement, fostering a greater connection between individuals and their environment. Community groups, schools, local businesses, public works will be mobilized to assist with the implementation and maintenance of this project.

Community Partnerships

Annandale School
Glendale High School
Tillsonburg Horticultural Society
Tillsonburg Parks and Recreation
Tillsonburg Retirement Residence

Sponsors

World Wildlife Foundation
Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Long Point Region Authority
Tillsonburg Parks and Recreation
Tillsonburg Garden Gate

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