"The Buzz"

your one-stop shop for all things pollinator & more.

                          Abbreviated from our newsletter from Carol Shear                                           Hummingbirds are wonderful pollinators attracted to flowers by color, not scent.          They prefer flowers that are tubular, pendant, and those with petals curved out or back.     They are most attracted to red, pink, or reddish-orange blossoms.                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Great Local Websites

www.aspetucklandtrust.org Stamford, CT.  A non-profit membership organization whose mission is the preservation & conservation of open spaces including farmland, forest land, and natural resources in Easton, Weston, Fairfield & Westport.  For February Events, check out  here 

www.earthplace.org  Westport, CT.  A nature discovery & environmental learning center.

www.pollinator-pathway.org  Provides pollinator-friendly habitats.  Offers events and info on how to participate and become involved.

wwwctgardenclub.org  The Federated Garden Clubs of CT, Branford, CT   

Local Nurseries selling Pollinator plants



Gilberties: trees, shrubs, perennials, herbs, vegetables, supplies. 7 Sylvan Rd, Westport, CT www.gilbertiesorganics.com, 203.227.4175.


Native: trees, shrubs, perennials: www.anativeplantnursery.com, 2940 Redding Rd. Fairfield, CT  203.658.7475


Natureworks: shrubs, perennials, annuals, herbs, info, supplies www.naturework.com 518 Forest Rd, Northford, CT 203.484.2748


Broken Arrow Nursery: native and exotic trees and shrubs, on-line catalog; www.brokenarrownursery.com, 13 Broken Arrow Rd, Hamden, CT 203.288.1026

Echinacea Coneflowers


Learn more about gardening with Margaret Roaches podcast  https://awaytogarden.com/category/etecetera/radio-podcasts

Home Gardening

Great Reads

Learn about Hurricanes & Climate Change here:  Ocean Encounters: Hurricanes


How to Create a Pollinator Garden  article by Mary Lou McGuire

Check out www.NYTimes/Opinion/MargaretRenkl on April flowers

Native Plant Inventory  at local Gardens GFGC Supports

Thanks to Charlie Stebbins

  • Audubon Smith Richardson

  • Audubon Larsen Burr Street

  • Fairfield Country Day

  • Oaklawn Cemetery

  • Memorial Garden GGHC Church