Succession of Bloom

Succession of Bloom in Your Pollinator Garden

Presented by Nancy DuBrule-Clemente on March 16, 2023

Sponsored by the Kensington Garden Club and the Berlin Land Trust

According to the Pollinator Pathways website, “Pollinator pathways are public and private pesticide-free corridors of native plants that provide nutrition and habitat for pollinating insects and birds.” The connections between these corridors are important because the size of habitats determines the level of biodiversity.

Our landscape is very fragmented. Roads, highways, and mowed lawns can interrupt habitats. Fragmentation of habitats can lead to local extinction of species.

Professor Douglas W. Tallamy has written books and co-founded the non-profit Homegrown National Park. We can learn to create habitat corridors by reading his books, and by studying the website His books include:

Dina Brewster, Executive Director of CT NOFA (Connecticut Northeast Organic Farming Association) tells us that “You have a part to play. Your neighborhood has a part to play. We are the ONLY species that understands what a property line is.”

Why Should We Plant Native Plants?

What Can We Do to Help Pollinators?

Recommended Resources

Suggestions for Planting

Nancy encouraged us to get every group in town to make a pollinator garden happen in Berlin!

Learn more about pollinator garden basics and the Natureworks Garden Center by clicking on the green buttion below: