“We can’t connect the landscape until we connect the people, and the Pollinator Pathway has done that,” says Mary Ellen Lemay. “Each town is a stepping stone in the effort to heal and connect our land by increasing biodiversity, starting with some of the smallest and most important creatures that live among us.”
As Theresa Sullivan Berger states in a Connecticut Magazine Article “Generations of regionalization advocates couldn’t permeate Connecticut’s 169-town mindset, but butterflies, hummingbirds and bees broke down local barriers in a few short years. Today, conservationists, gardeners and land trust members are working across town and state lines to create Pollinator Pathways, connecting fragmented landscapes and providing protected habitats for pollinators. The concept began in Fairfield County and has spread to 35 communities in Connecticut and New York.