The goal of the Pollinator Corridors Project is to provide more food and nectar resources for native pollinators by increasing native flowering plant biodiversity in Central California. Native pollinators are adapted to native plants and increasing native plant biodiversity supports a more diverse array of native pollinators. Below are links to more in depth information on some of the plants we use for building pollinator corridors  in our restoration projects. This pollinator corridor work emphasizes early and late flowering nectar plants that support the spring and fall migrating and overwintering wild monarch butterflies.

Help us map your work in building pollinator corridors! With your help we can learn more about the effectiveness of this project. Please send us the general planting location using Google or Apple Maps. To do this, drop a Pin by holding your finger on the map on your phone, then click “Share” and email the Pin to info@groundswellecology.org. Please include the number and which species you planted.

A painted lady butterfly (Vanessa cardui) nectaring on a seaside daisy (Erigeron glaucous) on the bluffs of the Seabright Beach restoration site.
A monarch butterfly (Danus plexippus) nectars on an early flowering red flowering currant (Ribes sanguineum) at the Lighthouse Field State Beach restoration site.
beach primrose (Camissonia cheiranthifolia)
beach sagewort (Artemisia pycnocephala)
beach strawberry (Fragaria chiloensis)
California bee plant (Scrophularia californica)
California goldenbush (Ericameria ericoides)
California poppy (Eschscholzia californica var. maritima)
California sagebrush (Artemisia californica)
coast buckwheat (Eriogonum latifolium)
cow parsnip (Heracleum maximum)
coyote bush (Baccharis pilularis)
gumplant (Grindelia stricta var. platyphyla)
lizard tail (Eriophyllum staechadifolium)
Pacific aster (Symphyotrichum chilense)
pink sand verbena (Abronia umbellata)
salt marsh baccharis (Baccharis glutinosa)
seaside daisy (Erigeron glaucus)
self-heal (Prunella vulgaris var. lanceolata)
sticky monkey flower (Diplacus aurantiacus)
yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
yellow bush lupine (Lupinus arboreus)
yellow sand verbena (Abronia latifolia)