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Grow the Wild


Find drought-tolerant plants loved by birds and bees!


From the Green Hairstreak Butterfly in Golden Gate Heights to the Pacific Chorus Frog in Potrero Hill, San Francisco is home to diverse species. Create wildlife habitat in a sidewalk garden, backyard, or roof near you!

Use the SF Plant Finder to find drought-tolerant plants that support habitat for a specific area of the city. Why do we plant native plants? Learn the "FAQs"!

Find local plant nurseries with San Francisco natives.

Learn how to protect our local pollinators.

Visit natural areas and green corridors near you, and learn about the habitat of animals like jackrabbits, coyotes, and hummingbirds.


Find the Wild • Tend the Wild • Grow the Wild

San Francisco is located in a global biodiversity hotspot.   

Our home. Our city. Our planet.