Guilford Pollinator Pathway
Many thanks to all who have participated in the spring 2019 start up of the Guilford Pollinator Pathway.
Guilford is indeed blessed with a substantial number of lakes, streams, two rivers, and protected open land that creates fly-ways for birds, and suitable undisturbed habitat for nesting bees. Native plants and oak trees are abound here. Oak trees alone are host to 530 different varieties of caterpillars for birds to feed their offspring.
The Town of Guilford has agreed to protect an established stand of milkweed at the top on Mulberry Point Road on property that abuts Land Trust Property. Milkweed is the only food and host plant for the endangered monarch butterfly, and this habitat has been steadily declining. Plant as much as you can.
In addition, we have hopscotched a corridor of pollinator-friendly gardens from the shoreline up to Durham within 1/2 mile of each other.
Thanks to all pollinator-friendly gardeners. We encourage everyone you know to register their gardens on-line here at pollinator-pathway, where they are maintaining a state database.
Keep planting the important early and late flowers. Crocus and fall asters! Bee well.
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