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.
We have 3 goals:
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.
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 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.
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 email@example.com to sign up. Masks will be required.
The Northeast Pollinator Pathway is a great site for information and resources.