Local butterflies are charismatic examples of insects with a caterpillar phase. Discover good gardening practices to welcome these dynamic pollinators into your garden and learn about the native plants and caterpillars that make up the base of our food web.
Susan Karasoff gardens in San Francisco and is a member of the California Native Plant Society – Yerba Buena (San Francisco) chapter. She brings an “only the easiest plants survive” approach to gardening. Susan grows a buffet of colorful native edible and pollinator plants, specifically gardening to feed caterpillars, bees, hummingbirds and people.