Pollinator Pathway Activities

Pollinator are terrific advocates for healthier yard practices. There are many ways how you can use concern about our bees and butterflies as a source for change. Everybody can join activities; old and young and big or small groups. Even if you are alone, you can make a difference in you community. Need help with any of the steps? Please contact us info@healthyyards.org

Connect with The Northeast Pollinator-Pathway

Listing your project on the Northeast Pollinator Pathway Project makes it easy for others to find you.


Invite a speaker, or gather information yourself, and schedule a meeting/lecture to discuss the topic of pollinators in your community.

Information Table

Ask your library, a local nursery or the town hall, if you can put up a display with information about pollinators.

Mayors Monarch Pledge

Ask your town leaders to participate in the Mayors Monarch Pledge

Create Signage and Materials to Hand out

Make a logo, a yard sign, or a car sticker to make your project visible. For information about sign makers and free templates contact us: info@healthyyards.org

Earth Day Festival

Organize an event or create a little festival with the pollinators as theme. Add music, plant sales, seed swap, information tables and kids crafts.

Plant or Seed Swap

Invite your neighbors for a plant and seed swap and give a workshop with information how to plant seeds in fall, winter and spring.

Display Garden/Adopt-a-Spot

Locate an area for planting a small pollinator friendly garden display. Add an informative sign about the function of the garden.

School Garden

Offer to volunteer at a local school and create a pollinator garden together with the students.

Neighborhood Meeting

Invite your neighbors to your home and explain that you like to make your street a pollinator friendly area.

Map-Sign up

Obtain a map of your town (available at most town halls) and start coloring the pollinator friendly properties. Encourage your neighbors to change their yards into pollinator friendly properties, and add their properties on the map as well.

Bee City Certification

Connect with Xerces and turn your town a Bee City. Visit: www.beecityusa.org

Social Media

Create a local social media platform, like a Facebook group, to update others about local activities and events.

Pollinator Pop Up

Invite the Pop Up tent form the Westchester Land Trust to lear all about pollinators

Use our Local Resources

To use our file with native and beneficial plant species for the Westchester Area: Click here >

To find Nurseries local and online, that sell native and beneficial plants: Click here >

To find Organizations that support pollinators and plant finders: Click here >