Plant it and they will come. That is the way of thinking for a growing community of volunteers behind the Butterflyway Project.
The group of green-thumbed individuals has been setting its roots in the off-island cities of St-Lazare and Vaudreuil for the past two years.
“When you plant native plants you see the immediate return,” Catherine Décarie said.
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Décarie is one of the many Butterflyway Project rangers in partnership with the David Suzuki Foundation.
“We have to help these guys. We need to help the pollinators. That’s why we are here,” Décarie said.
The foundation says the Butterflyway Project, which started in 2017, is a volunteer-led movement that’s bringing nature home to neighbourhoods throughout Canada, “one butterfly-friendly planting at a time.”
“It’s such an easy way to help start a