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!
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?
*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.