Redding Pollinator Path 

The goals of the Redding Pollinator Pathway are to:

  • educate Redding residents on creating a Pollinator Garden and participating in a corridor of pollinator-friendly properties and open spaces in Redding

  • reduce the use of chemical pesticides, herbides, and fungicides, which are often deadly to pollinators

  • remove invasive plants and replace with native plants, trees, and shrubs in local landscapes to support pollinators

  • encourage the planting and growing of a a diverse array of plants with different flower shapes, sizes, and colors, and plant for a succession of blooms from spring through fall

Local butterfly expert Victor DeMasi leads an annual Butterfly Walk & Count in Redding 

Many green spaces in Redding are already pollinator-friendly and can be added to!

How to “bee” part of the Pollinator Pathway:

  • Create a way station for pollinators! 

    • plant a window box or a container with pollinator plants

    • provide a source of clean water

    • plant some of your lawn with native plantings including flowers, shrubs, and trees

  • Rethink your lawn!

    • leave the clippings on the grass as fertilizer rather than adding chemicals

    • consider the use of slow-release organic fertilizers if you do fertilize

    • plant native plants — they attract beneficial insects that get rid of pests

    • no need for pesticides — this means a healthy lawn for your children and pets too! 

    • leave some leaves in beds for over-wintering insects, and mow the rest and leave to help fertilize lawn

  • Sign up and get involved!​ ​Email us to sign up, and “like” our Facebook page @ReddingPollinatorPathway to hear about planting parties, resources about invasive and native plants, and community events! 

What is a Pollinator Pathway? 

  • healthy pesticide-free yards and public spaces for pollinators, pets, and people

  • a wildlife corridor providing crucial habitat and nutrition for pollinators