Our work emerged out of a concern for pollinators.

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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)