Creating essential habitat in our community for our vital & vulnerable pollinators
June 12th, 2020
Are you part of the Woodstock townwide effort to save pollinators?  If you have pollinator habitat on your property you are eligible to sign up to JOIN  the Woodstock Pollinator Pathway!! Go to our website and fill out a simple form under “JOIN.”   Buy a yard sign to show that you are in.  Get on our map.
Any of these will qualify as pollinator habitat:  
  • Native Oak, Maple, Cherry, Birch, and many others,  where you don’t have mown grass underneath the trees. 
    Check this website:
  • Native Goldenrod, Aster, Sunflower, Strawberry, Lupine, St John’s Wort, Joe Pye weed, Milkweed, and many others. 
    Check the same website:
  • You have left some of the fall leaves in your yard for overwintering insects. 
  • You have left a section of your lawn unmown and native plants have taken over.
  • You have a container planted with some of the native plants that are most enticing to pollinators listed on the National Wildlife Federation Native Plant Finder:
  • You have planted a small (or large) pollinator garden.
  • You have removed invasive plants like Mugwort, Japanese Barberry, Japanese Stiltgrass, Japanese Knotweed, etc to allow native plants to return.
Overall you have refrained from using pesticides and herbicides in your yard and from buying nursery plants that are treated with pesticides.  (Ask at the nursery). 
Neighbors are talking to neighbors to create corridors that are pollinator-friendly. 

Plant I.D.   
If you want to identify the plants on your property try the iNaturalist app on your phone or website on your computer.  Google lens is also helpful or guide books.
Upcoming Webinars with Karin Ursula Edmondson!

Save the Date for two one-hour webinars with ecological landscape designer,
Karin Ursula Edmondson.
June 25th, 7pm
Getting to Know Your Landscape: Site Inventory and Analysis
July 9th, 7pm
Working with Your Landscape: Planting and Care of Native Plants

Stay tuned for more details as they become available.
Show us your gardens! Send in beautiful photos!

We are so excited that so many of you have joined the Pathway, creating habitat for pollinators! We want to encourage others in the community to join to make sure the Pathway project is as successful as possible.  One way to do that is to share beautiful & inspirational photos of the pollinator gardens of those already on the Pathway.

Send your pollinator garden photos to so we can share them in our weekly emails and on our social media channels.

Let's work together to get the community buzzing about creating pollinator habitat!
Community Connections

Free one-hour-long landscape and garden consultation if you make a contribution at the level you choose to the Woodstock Pollinator Pathway Project.  Elizabeth Simonson is a professional gardener and landscape designer, owner of Blue Mountain Gardens, working in the Woodstock area for over 20 years. Her normal hourly rate is$125. Click here for photos of Elizabeth's work.
Contact us if this appeals to you at
Why sharing our pathway efforts with your neighbors matters! 

The Woodstock Pollinator Pathway's main goal is to build a "pathway" of closely connected pollinator-friendly habitats, neighborhood by neighborhood.  Many pollinators cannot fly far without access to food and shelter. And our individual yards are part of a larger ecosystem that pollinators need to move around in. A pathway creates connected pollinator-friendly areas in our own and our neighbors' yards. It is vital to our efforts to ask you to speak to your neighbors and encourage them to join this effort.  
In Case You Missed it!

All of our video resources and recorded webinars are now available in one place!
Check out our YouTube channel here
When making a donation please make note the donation is for the Pollinator Pathway.
Join the pathway & find resources at our website
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