Bees and other pollinators are declining in number. Pollinators (bees, butterflies, and birds) are necessary for the health of our food crops.
Bee-curious? Bird watcher?
Learn more about ways to support bees and other pollinators (birds, butterflies, and bats):
- Visit the SF Plant Finder for pollinator-friendly plants that grow well in San Francisco (SF Plant Finder)
- Download a list of Pollinator Friendly Plants. (PDF)
- Learn more about pollinators and gardening with native plants (FAQS)
- Visit natural areas and habitat gardens in San Francisco (SF Botanical Garden, Land's End Trail, and more).
- Volunteer at a community garden or native plant restoration project.
Green thumb? Starting a garden?
If you're starting a garden, redoing an existing landscape, or growing a potted plant, you can grow food and habitat to support local pollinators.
Pollinator gardens are a great way to attract bees, birds, and butterflies, as well as add beauty and life to your garden! Here's how to grow food and habitat for pollinators:
- Choose native plants using the SF Plant Finder and learn which plant community you spend time in (Coastal Scrub, Grassland/Prairie, Dunes, Riparian, Wetland, Woodland, or Chaparral.
- Download a list of 9 Pollinator-Friendly Plants + Gardening Tips (PDF).
- Learn how to safely care for plants and pollinators.
- Visit a bee-friendly plant nursery to learn more and select your plants.
To Save Local Bees, San Francisco to Make Pollinator Protection City Policy
Para salvar a las abejas locales, San Francisco hará que sea política de la Ciudad proteger a los polinizadores (PDF)
San Francisco Supervisors to pass bill to protect bees, KRON 4, Sept. 12, 2016