Skip to content

Aldergrove receives dedicated pollinator habitat in Otter Park

Habitat thanks to Langley Field Naturalists, Bertrand Creek society

Aldergrove now has a new dedicated habitat catered to local pollinators at Otter Park.

Thanks to the efforts of the Langley Field Naturalists and Bertrand Creek Enhancement Society, a butterfly habitat and pollinator garden is being installed at the local park.

The project started with removal of invasive plant species and implementing weed suppression materials, explained Eric Habisch, a leader of the project.

“There is no butterfly specific location that attracts these beautiful insects into a place where people can enjoy them, as well as providing a habitat for them to feed, rest, and possibly reproduce,” Habisch commented.

And this is only the beginning, noted Lisa Dreves, president of the LFN.

The next step is to plant native plants to attract butterflies and local pollinators to the new habitat.

“We will be hosting more work parties to bring this project to life and would appreciate more volunteers,” she said.

The habitat is expected to be fully ready by spring of next year.

People interested can contact the LFN at

This project was possible due to funding from the Federation of BC Naturalists and the Langley Township, and was carried out by volunteers of the LFN and BCES.

READ MORE: PHOTOS: Expert visits Aldergrove to share tips on supporting local pollinators year-round

IN OTHER NEWS: Aldergrove family’s annual poker tourney helps Delta family fight cancer

Kyler Emerson

About the Author: Kyler Emerson

I'm honoured to focus my career in the growing community of Aldergrove and work with our many local organizations.
Read more