Helpful Websites

 

Audubon - Native Plants - How to Make Your Yard Bird-Friendly.  Grow a beautiful garden that provides a safe haven for birds in the face of climate change. Find native plants for your region by entering you zip code here.

Protect Our Pollinators is a nonprofit organization devoted to public education and to the conservation of pollinators and their habitats based in Bethel, CT.

The Pollinator Pathway idea was first founded by Sarah Bergmann from Seattle Washington.  

The Xerces society has worked to protect invertebrates and their habitats since 1971. 

Pollinator Information from the CT Agricultural Experiment Station

Pollinator Pathway is proud to partner with Connecticut Audubon Society to help promote native pesticide-free habitat for birds and pollinators. 

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Forests provide vital habitat for pollinators! 71% of the Northeast is covered in forests. But, only 27% of the forest is permanently conserved leaving millions of acres at risk of future development. We need to protect forests now more than ever. Learn how: #STANDUPFORFORESTS

HOMEGROWN NATIONAL PARK™ IS a grassroots call-to-action to restore biodiversity and ecosystem function by planting native plants and creating new ecological networks.

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The Children’s Environmental Health Center is the vehicle within the Mount Sinai Institute for Exposomic Research that communicates groundbreaking research on exposomics and children’s environmental health to the general public, both locally and nationally. It connects our science to a growing national movement of supporters and communities committed to ensuring a healthier future for all

 

Helpful Articles

 

Scientific Studies Supporting Pollinator Pathways

Study: For monarch butterflies, plant variety is the spice of life 

As monarch butterflies make their transcontinental migration this month across North America, they will depend on milkweed plants to produce the next generation of this iconic butterfly species, which has seen declines of more than 80% in its eastern population and 99% in its western population.

However, a new University of Florida study suggests that adding other flowering plants to the mix may help monarchs more than milkweed alone.

The study found that monarch butterflies laid 22% more eggs on milkweed in plots with a mix of milkweed and other flowering plants than they did in plots with a single milkweed species.

Read the study.....

Global synthesis of conservation studies reveals the importance of small habitat patches for biodiversity

National Academy of Sciences

PNAS January 15, 2019 116 (3) 909-914; published ahead of print December 10, 2018 https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1813051115

Tick Boxes vs Tick Tubes

Ability of Two Commercially Available Host-Targeted
Technologies to Reduce Abundance of Ixodes scapularis
(Acari: Ixodidae) in a Residential Landscape

Journal of Medical Entomology 2019

To mow or to mow less: Lawn mowing frequency affects bee abundance and diversity in suburban yards

Biological Conservation

Volume 221, May 2018, Pages 160-174

Bee Fauna and Floral Abundance Within Lawn-Dominated Suburban Yards in Springfield, MA 

Annals of the Entomological Society of America, Volume 109, Issue 5, 1 September 2016, Pages 713–723, https://doi.org/10.1093/aesa/saw043

Monarch foraging on Joe Pye