​​​​​​​Want to Help our Struggling Pollinators?

1)  Convert 10% of your lawn to pollinator habitat. There are more than 40 million acres of lawn or turfgrass in the U.S. alone. This change would add four million acres for bees, butterflies, and birds.​


2) Replace some of your non-native ornamental plants with native plants. Many different kinds of beneficial insects rely on native plants as food or for nesting sites. These insects are food for birds and other wildlife. Declines in backyard birds are linked to an increase in the number of non-native plants.​​




3) There is no need to use Pesticides on a lawn or garden. Pesticides, especially insecticides, kill bees and other pollinators and beneficial insects that are meant to control pests. Systemic pesticides called Neonicontinoids (Neo-nics) are lethal to bees and other pollinators. ​And the most commonly used herbicide, Roundup is wiping out milkweed and other wildflowers essential for native bee pollinators and butterflies.  Roundup additives are toxic to Bumblebees.​​


​​4) Turn off the lights.  Lights harm night-flying insects.  Moths are a night-time pollinator and are food for birds and other wildlife. Attracted by the light, they become exhausted and die.  Fireflies, in their immature stage, are important for pest control. Lights disturb these night-flyers seeking mates to reproduce. By adding motion sensors and using yellow LED lights will preserve these important insects.

 

 To order, mail your donation to:

 Protect Our Pollinators

 12 Whippoorwill Hill Road 

 Newtown CT 06470

 

    Suggested donation is $20.

Protect Our Pollinators is a proud Partner of the Pollinator Pathway Northeast and Hudson to Housatonic Regional Conservation Partnership and support of the Homegrown National Park and Eco59 seed collective.

Contact us at:  ProPollinators@gmail.com

Find us on Facebook:  www.facebook.com/protectourpollinators

Rachel Carson's iconic book, Silent Spring published in 1962, had enormous impact  raising public awareness about the effects of DDT. Yet, since that time, the use of equally hazardous pesticides has only increased... effecting our water, soils, wildlife and our health.

Our Mission

- to save our endangered pollinators through  education and action.

Hemlock Wooley Adelgid is a serious concern for our native Eastern Hemlock. 


Meet a tiny black, oval-shaped beetle who can help...

Protect Our Pollinators is a nonprofit organization devoted

to the conservation of pollinators and their habitats.

  ​​Connecting open spaces and       private lands to provide 

  health habitat for pollinators,    beneficial insects, birds and        other wildlife.