Cheshire Pollinator Pathway
We are part of the larger grassroots movement to respond to the critical need to help pollinators. Devastating global declines in insect populations, including monarch butterflies, is due to pesticide use, lack of native plants and the loss of habitat. It has led to a chain reaction affecting birds and their nestlings and mammals.
Where can I buy native plants? We hear that all the time.
You have lots of options. You can buy seeds, plugs or full -on plants. You can buy locally, across state lines, instate or buy online and have them shipped to you.
Savor the Season
Fall is not only one of the best times to buy plants, generally when prices are marked to move them out, but the combination of cooler nights and warm days, make great "settling in" conditions before the plants go to sleep. It's less stressful for the plants.
You are in the right place! The Cheshire Pollinator Pathway took a patch along the Farmington Canal Heritage Trail across from the Lock 12 Historic Site parking lot and turned it into a stunning garden. It's eye-candy to all who use the trail and those driving by.