Pollinator Resources

Below is an extensive list of resources for maintaining a pollinator-friendly habitat both on your property and in your community

Links to related organizations

NOFA Mass Pollinator Network -- Northeast Organic Farmers Massachusetts chapter advocating for pesticide use reduction promoting pollinator health; welcome to ecologist Rosemary, Malfi, PhD, the new Pollinator Network Coordinator! check out the organizing and education going on here in Mass.

Western Mass Pollinator Networks -- citizen organization based in Western Mass promoting all things pollinator related

Xerces Society -- founded in 1971; the "audubon society" for insects!

Native Plant Trust -- formerly the New England Wildflower Society; the "audubon society" for plants!

Grow Native Mass -- citizen organization promoting habitat gardening, based in the Boston area

Wild Seed Project -- citizen organization promoting habitat gardening, "rewilding" based in Southern Maine

Mass Audubon -- state chapter of the esteemed Audubon Society

Pollinator Pocket gardens -- small, simple garden designs to benefit pollinators in home gardens

North American Butterfly Association (NABA) -- site includes lists of important butterfly host and nectar plants

Pollinator Pathways -- information about networks of plantings for pollinators

1001 Pollinator Gardens -- map and opportunity to list your garden as being "pollinator friendly"

The Native Plant Society of New Jersey -- promoting native plant gardening in the Garden State and beyond

Wild Ones -- includes professionally-designed native plant based residential garden designs, for a number of USA cities!

Illinois Wildflowers (no, we are not in Illinois, but this web site is fantastic, if you want to know about plant-insect relationships!)

Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation -- local land trust, with suggested hikes; get out and see native plants in our fields and woodlands!

Trustees of Reservations Mountain Meadow Preserve -- unique wildflower habitats in Williamstown, MA

Links to Native Plant Nurseries selling neonicotinoid free plants -- continually under development!

Wing and a Prayer Nursery, Cummington, MA -- fantastic native plant nursery and research-display gardens, in the Hill Towns of Western MA

Nasami Farm of the Native Plant Trust, Whately, MA -- retail nursery and propagation center for the Native Plant Trust

Clearbrook Farm, Shaftsbury, VT -- farm and garden nursery selling organic, annual bedding plants, in Southern Vermont

Prairie Moon Nursery -- mail order nursery; leaders in prairie restoration; fantastic website full of information for those wanting to grow from seed

Van Berkum Nursery -- wholesale nursery with extensive offerings, in southern New Hampshire; some retail offerings

Ernst Conservation Seeds -- the "go to" seed source for native plant restoration projects

Why buy neonicotinoid free plants?

What are neonicotinoids?

What home gardeners need to know

Pesticides blamed for declining honey bee populations

Xerces Society

*Please buy neo-nicotinoid free plants* -- ask, at nurseries, if their plants are NEONICOTINOID free! The half-life of these bee-disrupting and killing insecticides is 1,000 days! That's nearly three years... Please take the time and effort to buy "clean" neonicotinoid free plants.