TOWN OF BETHANY

POLLINATOR PATHWAY

 

View Our Welcome Video Here

 

 

Welcome to the Bethany Pollinator Pathway Page at the Clark Memorial Library! We aim to sustain and create native plantings in Bethany for pollinating bees and butterflies that are currently under threat, joining with nearby towns to support these essential insects.

Bethany Community Garden

Pollinator-friendly plants are a feature of the Bethany Community Garden

We have 3 goals:

Education

Learn more about the importance of pollinating
insects and native plants, how to identify essential plants, and about
resources for information and for buying plants and seeds.
Browse  the important pollinator “weeds” for autumn bees and butterflies here.

Surveys

Learning about what plants are already growing in our
many open spaces in Bethany, and whether these form the beginnings
of “pathways” through our town.

Planting

Planting and seeding native plants for pollinators,
especially to fill in “holes” in our pathways, but also to welcome the
efforts of all Bethany citizens to plant in their own yards.

Announcements

October 10 – Pollinator Walk

The Pollinator Committee will conduct a walk on Saturday October 10, at 10 am on the Bethany Land Trust field on Bethway Rd. at the curve before it becomes Carrington Rd. This will be led by Nancy Seaton, a Bethany native and landscape architect, who will be instrumental in planning a Pollinator Garden in Bethany!

Please join us. Wear a mask and registration would be appreciated.

September 12 – Survey of Veterans Park

Amateur naturalist Polly Buckley will be surveying Veterans Park for pollinator plants on Saturday morning, September 12 (rain date September 19) at 10AM and welcomes interested Bethany residents. Given the need for social distancing, we will limit to 10 people.

Please email bethanypollinators@gmail.com to sign up. Masks will be required.

Resources

The Northeast Pollinator Pathway is a great site for information and resources.

Surveys

[Coming soon.]

 

Please email bethanypollinators@gmail.com if you would like to join our Pollinator group!