San Francisco Department of the Environment

Pollinators & Native Plant Resources


Anise Swallowtail with Alyssum flowers. Photo by Peter Alexander

Pollinators inhabit specific locations in the city. Learn more about the different ecosystems near you. Use the SF Plant Finder to find out which San Francisco plant community you are in (Coastal Scrub, Dunes, Grassland/Prairie, Riparian, Wetlands, or Oak Woodlands). 

Our city harbors dozens of rare and endangered plants and animals, including the Mission Blue Butterfly. Our globally rare plants and butterflies are found only in the San Francisco bioregion, and nowhere else on Earth. 

Local Species

Get Involved

  • Find the Wild - visit natural areas to discover San Francisco birds, butterflies, and wildflowers
  • Tend the Wild - habitat restoration volunteer opportunities
  • Grow the Wild - bring wildife and pollinators into your garden or backyard

Pollinator Resources

Teacher & Students Resources