May 26, 2022

‘Pollinator Pathway’ Chapter Started in Lyme

A new chapter of this national effort has been established in Lyme. The Lyme Land Trust and the Lyme Public Library have joined with other Lyme organizations and individuals to work together and establish patches of pollinator plants and pathways between them.

Do you already have a patch (big or small) to add to the pathway? Or do you want to create one?

A kick-off event will be held Thursday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m. titled, Exploring the Importance of Pollinator Pathways.

Learn about Pollinator Pathways in this Zoom presentation with eco-friendly gardening experts Jim Sirch and Mary Ellen Lemay. Pollinator pathways are corridors of pesticide-free native plants that nourish bees, butterflies, and other pollinators, which are vital for the health of the planet.

Pollinator pathways are pesticide-free corridors of native plants that provide nutrition and habitat for bees, butterflies, and other pollinators, which are vital for the health of the planet. These pathways are crucial to biodiversity, the production of healthy crops, and the health of ecosystems that wild animals rely on for food and habitat.
Most native plants require less watering and upkeep than ornamentals and the pollinators you attract will help your other garden plants and vegetables flourish as well.
Watching butterflies fluttering carelessly through our yards, drifting from here to there on a gentle breeze, occasionally stopping to display their colorful murals relieves stress. Why not create an area for them to thrive?
Many Lyme residents have part of their yards that are mostly unused or a patch of grass they are constantly maintaining and can never get just right.
Join this effort to learn about the benefits of pollinator pathways and how you can create your own.

Jim Sirch is Education Coordinator for the Yale Peabody Museum for Natural History. Mary Ellen LeMay owns a company that specializes in the use of natural systems for habitat restoration.

This presentation is free and open to all, brought to you by the Friends of the Lyme Public Library. To register for this program, email You will receive a Zoom link several days before the presentation.

For more information, call the library at 860-434-2272, follow the Lyme Pollinator Pathway Facebook page or email