Photos courtesy of  Dave Cronin

What are pollinators?

 

• insects, birds or other animals that move pollen from one plant to another


• they enable the cross fertilization of plants promoting reproduction and the growth of new plants


• more than 30% of our food grows as a result of the work pollinators do

What is threatening our pollinators?

widespread application of pesticides and other chemicals on lawns and landscaped plantings and in agriculture


• climate changes that lead to lack of larval host plants 


• loss of food and shelter sources as natural environments becoming increasingly fragmented through urbanization and suburbanization

How to Join

 

• include native plants on your property

   and manage invasive species


• do not use pesticides and herbicides (pesticide policy & FAQ here)


• rethink your lawn--mow higher and less often; consider reducing lawn size by adding shrubs, trees, a mini meadow; leave some bare ground and dead wood for nesting native bees; leave some autumn leaves for overwintering eggs and pupae of pollinating insects

• help spread the word by ordering a 6" sign showing your yard is on the Pollinator Pathway--here's how

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Watch this short video to learn more about the 

Pollinator Pathway in the Northeast

Video created by Mary Clay Fields

Video Produced And Directed By Liz Milwe

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Find out more about the original

Pollinator Pathway

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