The West Haven pollinator pathway project joins open space and neighbors together as we learn about. prepare sites, then install native plants that will support pollinators in our community. Hummingbirds, butterflies, moths, beetles, flies, bees and wasps are essential to our environment and our food supply not to mention they support the propagation of flowers and other plants. Native plants also support caterpillars which provide food to migrating birds.
The West Haven Pollinator Pathway has begun to increase the biomass of native perennial pollinator plants. We will bulk order more plugs and seeds in the future depending on the support from our municipal government, local businesses, environmental grants, benevolent patrons, and other local sponsors.
The project will truly succeed when lots of neighbors get involved and excited about actively improving our local ecosystems. Possible sites include schools, public parks, cemeteries, open space, and businesses with available land, not to mention our own backyards.
The 2021 plan is to create 100 sites that will cover 200 square feet each about ten by twenty feet. Plants are installed about a foot apart which creates around twenty rows of ten which cost about $500 per site If you want to plant more or less that can be worked out. We are also investigating seeding which costs about $1200 for 50lb which covers about 60,000 sqft
To learn more call David Carr at 203-877 2704 extension 400826.
Or visit our Facebook page West Haven Pollinator Pathway. @pollinatorpathway06516