We have been volunteering as Butterflyway Rangers with the David Suzuki Foundation since 2018. We have been expanding the Butterflyway Lane, in North Vancouver, one neighbour at a time until, in 2021 we reached the end of the lane and cannot go much further. We still have a few pollinator patches to sow in and around our neighbourhood to attract the pollinators and we also work as mentors to all new Butterflyway Rangers with advice and suggestions.
Sally is the plant guru and also pulled together the B.C. Host Plant list. Sally trained and worked as a landscape architect in the UK. After a decade working in Northshore gardens and parks, Sally started to work in retail, including West Van Florist for many years. Now she enjoys working at Stems Floral Department in Stongs Market, where she can walk to work. She is also a keen gardener and chair of the Deep Cove Garden Club.
Stephen’s focus is on motivating and enlisting the help of neighbours to plant pollinator-friendly plants to support the indigenous butterflies, native bees and hummingbirds. This includes preparing beds for planting and even repairing or replacing fences. As a bit of computer geek, Stephen is also supporting the David Suzuki Foundation with technical advice for the Citizen/Community Science work using iNaturalist as a means of recording and analysing butterfly populations across the lower mainland. Stephen is also involved in Project FeederWatch and encouraging Mason Bees and other native bees in his garden.