May 15, 2021

Lyme’s ‘Pollinator Pathway’ Launch Celebrations Continue with Zoom Presentation Tonight

LYME — To kick-off the official launch of Lyme Pollinator Pathway, a special Earth Day program is being offered this evening, Monday, April 19, at 7 p.m. Register for this event at LymePollinator@gmail.com

Join the Lyme Land Trust for a Zoom presentation by Catherine Zimmerman, who is the producer/director of the movie, Hometown Habitat, Stories of Bringing Nature Home, which was streamed over the weekend.

Sue Cope will moderate the April 19 program and talk about the Lyme Pollinator Pathway effort. Lyme Pollinator Pathway was established Feb. 4, 2021. As part of a national effort, Lyme Pollinator Pathway aims to help Lyme neighbors and friends create and connect pollinator-friendly habitats with food sources for bees, butterflies, birds and other pollinators.

The aim of establishing the Pathway is to encourage as many people as possible to plant patches, big or small, of native, pollinator-friendly vegetation. If enough patches are grown, 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 about your participation in this vital community project. 

Through its profile of seven hometown habitat heroes, the film shows how pollinators, water, and ultimately the earth can be saved.

The narrative thread of this eight-part documentary is provided by renowned entomologist Douglas Tallamy, Ph.D. whose research, books and lectures about increasing the use of native plants in landscaping provide solutions for habitat and species loss. Tallamy challenges the notion that humans are here and nature is someplace else.

View the trailer for the movie at this link

For two years, Zimmerman and her film crew traveled around the country to visit hometown habitat heroes and film their inspiring stories of community commitment to conservation landscaping.

Zimmerman shares these success stories and works-in-progress that re-awaken and re-define our relationship with nature. The message is that all of us have the power to support habitat for wildlife and bring natural beauty to our patch of the Earth. 

For more information, visit lymelandtrust.org.

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