Pollinators and their Neighborhoods
Join Victor DeMasi and Faith Novella as they dive into the world of pollinators! In the first segment, Victor will review pollinator biology and discuss threats they face, along with strategies to enhance meadow quality. Faith Novella will follow with a case study detailing their work restoring the habitat of one of CT’s last two remaining northern metalmark butterfly populations. We’ll explore the butterflies’ unique alkaline ecosystem, invasive species mitigation tactics, and the broader impact of habitat conservation. Finally, Louise Washer from the Pollinator Pathway will add a brief update on state efforts to ban neonicotinoid pesticides, known as the new DDT and linked to massive losses of birds, bees, and other insects.
Resources and Handouts
“CLCC’s annual conference is like Woodstock for Connecticut’s land conservation community. It’s an opportunity to foster connections, get inspired, and celebrate our collective accomplishments”
- Pete Govert, Executive Director, East Haddam Land Trust