The Town of Kent, CT has joined the Pollinator Pathway, an initiative to create corridors of pesticide-free habitat and safe food sources for pollinating insects, birds, and other wildlife. As an initial step, the Kent Land Trust (KLT) (home to a pollinator garden) has linked with the Kent Garden Club and the Kent Conservation Commission (KCC) to create pollinator-friendly habitat in the town of Kent, CT. We have spent the last year tabling information at various town events to educate and spread the word to our community and we continue to look for private residents of the town who will commit to eschewing pesticides, controlling invasive plants which are dangerous to pollinators, and planting and conserving native plants that are favorable to pollinators in an effort to expand the Pollinator Pathway in our area. As more residential and (even commercial) properties join this effort, quality habitat is created, allowing pollinators to proliferate. Please befriend these creatures that make life on earth possible and beautiful by becoming a new member of the Kent Pollinator Pathway.
During the cold and dreary month of January, we hosted Professor Douglas Tallamy for an inspiring webinar that we think will interest those of you pursuing this page.
Pollinators can be a variety of different animals and insects such as birds, bees, moths, bats, and flies. Our pollinators are important for a variety of reasons and they ensure we have healthy, delicious food; every 1 out of 3 bites that you take is provided for us by pollinators. Whether the property is a home, business, or public space, we invite you to register today and "bee" a part of the pollinator pathway here in Kent, CT!
Join the pathway today and pledge to protect our pollinators with three easy practices:
- Try to manage your invasive species and plant more native species.
- Try to avoid the use of pesticides and herbicides.
- Consider leaving your leaves and deadwood on your property because it acts as a shelter for insects during the winter while also acting as a natural mulch and compost that provides nutrients to your soil.
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You can find more information about the Pollinator Pathway in Kent at the Kent Land Trust webpage https://www.kentlandtrust.org/taking-care-of-your-land