In search of neighborhood groups to work with to test drive the community works, I was put in touch with Lisa Lemus, whom leads the group called Friends of Wood Park in Oakland, California. They’ve been revitalizing the nearby local park, W.D. Wood Park for the last four years. We talked about projects that might improve the park. Their main goal was to attract more locals to use the park as a method of repelling unwanted behavior and activities from the space. The idea of taking advantage of monarch migration was brought up, which lead to the idea of attracting the butterflies through the park to relax during their seasonal migration, as a sort of attraction. This became our project. The plan was to clear weeds, that have grown into trees, while leaving native plants intact, planting new, non threating species and flowers that monarchs tend to graze on. By reintroducing nature, such as plants and birds, into an urban environment, it changes the landscape causing locals to enjoy their neighborhoods more. Thus increasing and returning a sense of community and ownership.