Whittier Pollinator Garden
Monarch Caterpillar
Danaus plexippus

Welcome to the garden.

The Whittier Pollinator Garden restores native habitat for bees, birds, moths and butterflies.  We are joining with schools from around the country to protect pollinators through native habitat restoration. Likewise our monarch butterfly habitat is part of a nation-wide effort to plant milkweed and bring back monarch populations.  

Wildlife can find nourishment here all year long, thanks to a variety of native plants, all chosen with nature in mind.  

We have dozens of individual milkweed plants, to attract monarch butterflies.  Follow the milkweed and all of the other native plants, week by week, right here.  Just click on the photos below to see our weekly nature notes, tracking the evolution of the garden over time.  You'll find out who's doing the blooming, what pollinators are paying visits, and what new plants have been added.  This type of archive is called a "phenology" or a study of natures changes over time!!  We like to call it "Urban Phenology"

July/August 2019       June 2019      May 22, 2019      April 29, 2019          February 2019    

Sept/Oct 2018    August 2018             July 2018          June 2018      May 29, 2018       May 15, 2018

October 2017     September 2017      August 2017      July 2017        June  2017       May 29, 2017

May 22 2017       May 15 2017            May 8, 2017     May 1, 2017    April 24, 2017