Take a Look
Take a look at some of the events we have sponsored or supported!
Jackie Algon, a founding member of Pollinator Pathway NE, spoke at the public meeting of the Middletown Garden Club in October. Attendees came from towns all along the Connecticut River Valley and were very enthusiastic about working on this project in their communities. One of Jackie's nuggets of wisdom was encouraging towns to pursue this project in keeping with their culture and community needs. Thank you to everyone who attended. You can access Jackie's notes below.
Large crowds at the April 24th Wadsworth Mansion Daffodil Day festival visited our display. They had lots of questions and over 40 people signed the pledge to support and protect pollinators. Many also purchased a metal Pollinator Pathway property marker.
showed up to help clear invasive plants growing in the vernal pool area of Long Hill Estate.
In collaboration with the Middletown Garden Club and with a generous donation of plants from Casertano Greenhouses in Cheshire, volunteers showed up in force to plant a 400 foot bed of pollinator plants on a bank overlooking the Connecticut River. Come visit Middletown's Harborpark to enjoy this beautiful garden.
Results of our second invasive removal project at the vernal pond at Wadsworth Mansion. Japanese stiltgrass removed and ready to replant this area with natives next spring!
What Do Our Bees Really Need?
Dr. kimberly Stoner
Entomologist Dr. Kimberly Stoner provided a wide overview of bee life cycles and the diversity of species in her presentation. Topics covered included where they live, what plants they need to thrive, and perhaps most importantly, how to protect them from pesticides.
Come to the Festival!
Tom Christopher Will Speak on
Sustainable, Environmentally Beneficial Lawns
We are happy to be part of this community event! With grant support from The Rockfall Foundation and the Middletown Garden Club, Tom Christopher, host of the podcast Growing Greener, will offer his expertise on "rethinking" our lawns. He will share his years of research and experience with creating and maintaining alternative greensward and tell you how you can transform your own turf into a healthy and attractive asset to the local ecosystem.
Visit our table! We will have seeds and pollinator plants to share!