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 abound here.  Oak trees alone are host to 530 different varieties of caterpillars for birds to feed their offspring.  

We are excited to announce our first annual Pollinator Pathways of Guilford and Branford Garden Tour! Explore the beautiful and beneficial pollinator gardens of our area all on your own schedule.  From 10 A.M. until 2 P.M., Saturday, June 26th, stop by local homes and check out the gardens.  Many of the stops will include free seeds and cuttings to bring home to your own garden.  Join our local Facebook page (Pollinator Pathways of Guilford and Branford) and find an updated map of the garden tour, along with advice and information on how you can be part of the native plant and pollinator movement.  Please go to The Facebook page for Pollinator pathways of Guilford and Branford at:  https://m.facebook.com/Pollinator-Pathways-of-Guilford-and-Branford-104733168144248/?ref=bookmarks

The Town of Guilford has protected an established stand of milkweed at the top on Mulberry Point Road on the property that abuts Land Trust Property.  Look for the Pollinator Pathway sign in the spring.   The town’s library and community center also have thriving milkweed gardens.   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.  

 

Please also see Facebook Pollinator Pathways page:  Guilford Pollinator Pathways on Facebook