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Pollinator Pathway

Old Lyme

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Pollinate Old Lyme! is a town-wide initiative to enhance pollinator pathways through the use of native plantings, elimination of herbicides and pesticides, and other habitat improvements for birds, butterflies, insects and other local pollinators. Pollinate Old Lyme! is an initiative of the Sustainable Old Lyme Team.

Town Gardens

Haines Park (Rogers Lake beachfront)

The Rogers Lake Buffer Garden is a demonstration garden established as a riparian buffer, which is one of the best ways to protect against erosion and improve water quality by helping filter pollution and sediments from runoff entering the lake. It improves fish and wildlife habitat, and with its native plants it serves as a natural pollinator superstar.

Cross Lane Playground

The Cross Lane Butterfly Garden was built in 2019 by the Lyme-Old Lyme Junior Women's Club as an attractive and educational garden adjacent to an active playground for small children. The garden includes numerous native plantings to attract butterflies, bees and other pollinators.

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Pollinate Old Lyme! is an initiative of Sustainable Old Lyme in cooperation with a number of Town organizations including the Duck River Garden Club, Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center (Audubon), Lymes Youth Services Bureau, Old Lyme Land Trust, OL-PGN Library, Lyme-Old Lyme Junior Women's Club, and various commissions of the Town of Old Lyme including the Tree Commission, Open Spaces, and the Conservation Commission.

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