Wilton, Ridgefield and Norwalk Launch a Pollinator Pathway To Bring Back Bees And Butterflies
For more information, visit Pollinator-Pathway.org
This effort is coordinated by NRWA, Woodcock Nature Center, Wilton Land Conservation Trust, Wilton Garden Club, Ridgefield Garden Club, Ridgefield Conservation Commission, RACE, NRVT, Norwalk Tree Alliance, and growing!
It Started in Wilton
By Jackie Algon
Wilton Residents have the opportunity to use their own backyards to make an environmental impact by joining the new Pollinator Pathway. Spearheaded by several conservation organizations including NRWA, the program aims to establish pollinator-friendly habitat and food sources for bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and other pollinating insects and wildlife along two continuous corridors in Wilton. The initiative will lift-off April 18th with a presentation at the Wilton Library about what pollinators are, why they are important and how we can create a positive environment for them. Come learn which plants to use, where to get them, and how to plant them. Join the Pathway by pledging to create a pollinator-friendly space on your property–as small as a container to as large as a meadow–and to use pest management techniques that do not require pesticides to control insects or weeds. While two swaths of Wilton have been earmarked as Pollinator Pathway, all residents are encouraged to participate. The initiative is modeled after one started in Norway by a woman who created a “bee highway” through Oslo. With success, adjacent towns will join, too.
The Pollinator Pathway Logo Wilton artist, Paige Lyons, designed the logo, which shows the town map in green and the configuration of the “Y” shaped pathway in purple. x Spring 2017
Follow the Pathway on Facebook @WiltonPollinatorPathway
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to have a Master Gardener come to your yard to help you design a pollinator garden that works as part of your landscape.