Our work emerged out of a concern for pollinators.
Western Mass Pollinator Networks (WMPN) began accidentally in May of 2016 on a vacation to Asheville, NC with my neighbor Gale. At the Visitor Center we spotted a beautiful flower garden labeled prominently with an educational sign:
“Pollinator Friendly Habitat”
After discovering similar signs throughout the city’s parks and gardens, a flow of ideas for raising awareness and supporting native pollinators back home arose spontaneously.
Today, due to hours of collaboration and hard work, our all-volunteer, non-profit project is building a meaningful and vibrant movement yard by yard, community by community to implement an interconnected web of healthy pollinator habitats.
Every new participant gives a welcome boost to the survival of more species of bees, butterflies, and all pollinator friends.
Peggy MacLeod, Florence, MA
(Co-Founder Amy Pulley, Cummington, MA)