Mapping pollinator pathways in the Hudson Valley

Pollinators are animals that help fertilize plants through the spread of pollen, helping plants to produce fruit/seeds. Pollinators include butterflies, bees, flies, hummingbirds, wasps, beetles, moths and bats. With habitat loss being the major reason pollinator populations are in decline, pollinator gardens and pathways can help. A pollinator path is a series of pollinator gardens and habitat within close proximity. If connected by a pollinator path, existing habitat spaces can be de-fragmented – allowing a more diverse set of species to thrive.

Building on work mapping pollinator pathways in Poughkeepsie by students working with the Environmental Cooperative at Vassar Barns, there are opportunities to continue this work in Poughkeepsie and other communities in the Hudson Valley

To express interest or for more information contact Jennifer Rubbo.