Pollinator Pathways2019-01-04T22:38:28+00:00

The first pathway in Seattle

An educational opportunity

Everybody can participate

Pathway sign in Wilton CT

What is a Pollinator Pathway?

A pollinator pathway is an ecological and social project to connect existing isolated green spaces and create a more hospitable environment for pollinators.The first pollinator pathway was created in Seattle, founded by the artist and designer Sarah Bergmann. Today, the pathways have become a successful way of introducing homeowners to the conservation potential of their backyards. The pathways can be initiated by towns, communities and organizations. If you are interested in inviting pollinators to your yard or to your municipality, or if you are interested in initiating a pollinator pathway we advise you to connect with one of the following organizations:

Pollinator Pathways Website >  Xerces Society Website > Bee City USA Website > Hudson to Housatonic Regional Conservation Partnership Website >

Why Pollinators?

Populations of bees, butterflies and other pollinators, are declining around the world. The losses are close to 80-90 percent. This is very concerning. Without pollinators we will have very little fruit and vegetables to harvest. Without pollinators we lose songbirds and other wildlife that depend on pollinators as their food source. Pollinators require natural spaces with vegetation and flowering plants in which to live and forage for their food: pollen and nectar. The chief causes for pollinator loss are the use of pesticides and herbicides, and habitat loss caused by agriculture and human development. Luckily, even small isolated patches with the right plants, can help increasing the number of pollinators. If we can connect these patches the results are even better. Click here for printable pdf’s with information about pollinators >