The Pollinator Pathway is a corridor of pollinator friendly gardens that provide habitat and nutrition for bees, birds, butterflies and other animal pollinators that move pollen from plant to plant. More than 35% of our food grows as a result of their work. This is especially important in an agricultural community like North Branford. Our farmers have been renting bees to pollinate. You can help and it’s completely doable.
“Bee” Part of North Branford’s Pollinator Pathway
Plant native plants such as liatris, spiderwort, or New England aster. Rid your property of invasive plants such as garlic mustard and Japanese barberry (tick haven).
Go Pesticide free. Consider organic alternatives to these poisons that are harming our waterways and animals.
If you are interested in “Beeing” part of North Branford’s Pollinator Pathway, just plant native plants to attract pollinators. Our goal is to continue up the Connecticut shoreline from New York to Rhode Island. Our neighbors are participating. This is a joint project of the North Branford Land Conservation Trust and the Sunflower Project.
Free Wildflower seeds are distributed throughout town – below is a list of sites North Branford residents may pick up a seed packet (please call to confirm availability):
- The Atwater Library
- The Edward Smith Library
- North Branford Town Hall
Buy a Sign for Your Garden
Interested in purchasing a Pollinators Pathway sign for your garden?
The North Branford Land Conservation Trust
PO Box 378
No. Branford, CT 06471-0378
Learn About Pollinators
Information for planting to attract pollinators in the Eastern US:
- Selecting Plants for Pollinators
- How to Build a Garden for Pollinators – US Fish and Wildlife Service
Information about pollinators: