Pollinator pathways are made up of people and municipalities who have taken environmentalism into their own hands. If Washington won’t take any steps towards saving endangered insects and birds, well, we’re gonna do it ourselves!
ONE PROPERTY AT A TIME.
I killed my weedy crappy lawn out front that would have taken toxic chemicals to rejuvenate and reseeded it with clover and tall fescue. In SIX DAYS it came up and this pic is three weeks later. It’s NEVER BEEN FERTILIZED, because the clover fertilizes it for FREE. For forever!!! No more buying food for your lawn. No more STUPID ASININE “four step lawn programs.” This lawn will never ever need fertilizer, weed killers, insecticides, and because lawns with clover are dwarfed from the clover effect, it does not need to be mowed as often. Less time spent babying your lawn. No TOXIC CHEMICALS EVER AGAIN. Less mowing No feeding. NO MORE $$$ spent on your grass. Best of all, native insects eradicated by human selfishness have a place to get something to eat.
I started my own “movement” at the nursery fifteen years ago when I realized that I hadn’t seen a honey bee in decades at the nursery. I had been spraying acephate (systemic insecticide) on everything preventatively. Why? So customers could get insect free plants. What was I spraying to kill?
I dunno. I was just doing what we in the industry do. For the customers.
To hell with that, I said to myself! That first year, the honeybees returned, and I saw three monarch butterfly larvae for the first time in my life. I captured them, gave em to my kid who took them to school to pupate, nurture, and release in the courtyard with the class.