Pollinator Posse - The Town in Bloom
Oaklandish is proud to celebrate Earth Day by collaborating with an impactful and buzzing local non-profit called Pollinator Posse.
The Pollinator Posse aims to create and encourage pollinator-friendly landscaping and foster appreciation of local ecosystems through outreach, education, community science, and habitat creation.
Over the years, the population size of essential pollinators such as the Monarch Butterfly have drastically reduced. Pollinator Posse is working with other conservation groups to help restore critical habitats for the pollinators that make our world bloom. Posse Founders Tora Rocha and Terry Smith, "Envision a day when life-enhancing, thought-inspiring green spaces will grace every corner of The Town and the world beyond."
With the earth in mind, our Pollinator Posse tees are printed on eco-friendly 100% organic cotton. A portion of the proceeds from purchasing these sweet tees will support Pollinator Posse's critical work.
Pollinator Posse seed kit contains:
- Narrowleaf Milkweed – Asclepias fascicularis, the ost plant for Monarch butterfly caterpillars and five others, and late summer nectar source for many pollinators.
- Showy Milkweed – Asclepias speciosa, the host plant for Monarch butterfly caterpillars and 5 others, and late summer nectar source for many pollinators.
- California Poppy – Eschscholzia Californica, spring pollen source and host plant for up to eight lepidoptera.
- Yarrow – Achillea Millefolium, a nectar source for all pollinators summer through fall and host plant for up to sixteen Lepidoptera Miniature.
- Lupine – Lupinus Bicolor, an early spring to summer nectar source especially loved by bumble bees and host for up to 65 Lepidoptera.
- Tidy Tips – Layia platyglossa, an early spring to summer nectar source host to two Lepidoptera.
- Mexican Sunflower – Tithonia Rotundifolia a non-native nectar source summer through fall especially beloved by Monarch butterflies but extremely popular with all pollinators.
- Phacelia – Phacelia Californica, a nectar source for all pollinators but especially attractive to hover flies who are especially good pollinators second only to bees and their larva are voracious aphid eaters.
- Lacy Phacelia – Phacelia Tanacetifolia, a nectar source for all pollinators but especially attractive to hover flies who are especially good pollinators second only to bees and their larva are voracious aphid eaters and it hosts ten Lepidoptera.
- Common Wooly Sunflower – Eriophyllum Lanatum, nectar source in the summer and into fall and host plant for eight species.
- Hooker’s Evening Primrose – Oenothera Elata Sp. Hirsutissima, a nectar source afternoon and evening for moth species. Host plant for 15 butterflies and moths.
- Western Goldenrod – Euthamia Occidentalis , late season nectar for all pollinators and host plant for two species of butterflies and moths.
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