Lyme Pollinator Pathway

Our bees, butterflies, birds, and other pollinators are in trouble because of a loss of native plants and large gaps between the native habitat that sustains them. This is particularly alarming because insects and other animals pollinate 75 percent of the world’s flowering plants, including 35 percent of food crops. We wish to encourage as many people as possible to help by planting patches, big or small, of native vegetation that is pollinator-friendly. If we can grow enough patches, they will connect like stepping stones to create a pollinator pathway of nutrition and protection. Even the smallest patch can create a sense of satisfaction for your participation in this vital community project. Read articles on fostering pollinators and the pathway in the Lyme land Trust Spring 2021 Newsletter.

Lyme Pollinator Pathway aims to help Lyme residents and friends establish and connect pollinator-friendly habitats that provide food sources for bees, butterflies, and other pollinators. Lyme Pollinator Pathway (LPP), established February 4, 2021, run by a volunteer committee, is an initiative of the Lyme SustainableCT Committee, which is appointed by the Lyme Board of Selectmen. RESOLUTION DECLARING THE TOWN OF LYME A POLLINATOR-FRIENDLY COMMUNITY.

We thank the Lyme Land Trust, an active member organization of the group, for hosting this webpage. 

Ten things you can do to bee pollinator friendly

It's easy to get started!

Visit Lyme's Pollinator Meadows

Follow their progress!

Watch our Zoom presentations

Activities for families to do at home

Contact us! Email to be put on the Lyme Pollinator Pathways email list. No need to have a garden to join us. We will notify you about educational events and upcoming volunteer opportunities. And we will respond to specific questions.

To purchase the 6″ or 12″ Pollinator Pathway medallion for display at your pollinator patch, email us. The medallions are available with a $10 donation for 6″, $20 for 12″: cash, or check only: check to the Lyme Land Trust, write “Lyme Pollinator Pathway” in the memo.

You may be wondering…Is my garden located along the Pollinator Pathway in Lyme? The entire town of Lyme is part of the pathway, so if your patch qualifies as pollinator-friendly, you can sign up.

How do you know if your patch qualifies as pollinator-friendly? Check out the great information on the Pollinator Pathway Northeast website. And if it does fulfill the requirements, register your garden while you are on the website. 

Download the Lyme Pollinator Pathway flyer.

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For upcoming programs

Lyme Pollinator Pathway Committee

Wendolyn Hill – Co-chair – Town of Lyme and Lyme Land Trust Liaison
Diana Fiske – Co-chair – Event coordinator, Email monitor, Friends of Whalebone Cove Liaison
Jim Arrigoni – Lyme Land Trust Liaison
Rochelle Davis – Grassy Hill Preserve Meadow Steward
Sue Hessel – Gardener advice–Lyme Garden Club Liaison
Cecilia Lins-Morstadt – Gardener advice–Lyme Garden Club Liaison
Rich Melchreit – Native Plant Trust Liason
Caitlin Vickers – Gardener advice–Lyme Garden Club Liaison
Tink Willauer – Outreach–Land-owner Liaison

Partnership Organizations

Connecting patches along a pathway
Photos by Wendolyn Hill
Photo by Wendolyn Hill
Photo by Sue Cope
Photo by Cheryl Philopena