One pollinator’s habitat at a time

Butterfly on statice

Gachina Landscape Management believes in protecting our precious pollinators. Partnering with Happy Hollow Park & Zoo (HHPZ), we assisted our client, San Jose First Street, LLC. , in participating in the HHPZ Progress for Pollinators program. They received a grant of $2,500 by dedicating a section of landscape to the installation of a pollinators’ habitat.

pollinator habitat example at Happy Hollow Park and Zoo, San Jose, CA

HHPZ strives to influence people’s actions to conserve wildlife and value nature. Over the years the Happy Hollow Foundation has invested in several different conservation initiatives across the globe. They are dedicated to nurturing and protecting the wide array of unique biodiversity and to encouraging conservation in our local community. The best way to protect our native wildlife is to invest in landscaping that utilizes native plants that are pollinator friendly. Native plants are vital to the survival of our native pollinators, and are often a more sustainable solution for water conscious landscaping than introduced counterparts.

certified butterfly garden north first street San Jose, CA

The introduction of a pollinators’ habitat has several environmental benefits:

  • Use of native and adaptive plants – they are hardier and require less resources to survive;
  • Chemical applications are avoided to protect butterflies and larvae;
  • Birds and beneficial insects such as lady bugs and praying mantis are attracted to the same habitats;
  • Butterflies are the second, after bees, most important pollinator.
North American Butterfly Association Logo

The pollinator habitat designed and installed by Gachina at San Jose First Street, LLC. has been recognized by the North American Butterfly Association (NABA) with Butterfly Garden certification. NABA celebrates the efforts to create a garden space that creates a paradise for butterflies while encouraging habitat restoration by providing essential elements needed by butterflies– natural food sources, clean water, cover and places and food for larvae, butterflies young stage.

2019 is the last year the HHPZ grant is available. However, to learn more about pollinators and pollinator-friendly practices, please contact us at 866.266.6940.

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