“There are two things each and every one of us can do to help bee populations. We can plant bee-friendly flowers in our gardens without pesticides. Also, we can all campaign to have a wide a variety of flowers planted in community gardens and on roadsides, and to have flower borders planted around farms” says Dr. Marla Spivak, MacArthur award winner.
Join the Wilton Pollinator Pathway and help native bees, and other pollinator insects including butterflies, by offering a range of native plants in your yard. The Wilton Pollinator Pathway is a wildlife habitat corridor under development and includes private yards and public spaces. Residents who want to participate can think big or small. A container garden with the right flowers can be beneficial, because every little bit will add more to the habitat and nutrition available to bees and other pollinators. Or think big: consider returning some of the lawn you’re not using to pollinator habitat.