Protecting Windsor’s Pollinators 2018

Through the events and activities listed below, the goal of this year's project is to increase awareness of the importance of pollinators, increase pollinator habitat, and engage the entire community around the value of protecting Windsor’s native natural resources. We are grateful for the support provided by a grant from the Wild & Scenic Westfield River Committee.

This 4-minute Disney film offers a beautiful and stunning up-close look at the critical role pollinators play in the web of life.

2018 Pollinator Project in Review

Click below to see a photo collage of the year’s events.


Click below for a project report and to see a sketch of the proposed pollinator-friendly
landscape design for the Windsor Town Office accessibility ramp.


2018 Pollinator Project Schedule

For further details on each event, please visit our Community Calendar,
where you'll also find local plant & pollinator images (just click on each image to learn more).
And be sure to check out our
Pollinator Resources page!



Build Your Own Bee Hotel
[February 21, 2- 3:30 pm, Windsor Town Hall]


Visit the new Pollinator Resource Corner
[Windsor Free Library]


Join in the Community Read: Our Forgotten Pollinators
[April 22 Kick-off]

Earth Day Clean-Up & Garden Prep Party
[April 22, 8am - 3pm, Windsor Town Park]

Build Your Own Bee Hotel
[April 22, 11am - 1pm, Windsor Town Park]


Windsor Now & Then Special Pollinator Feature:
Protecting Windsor's Pollinators
Photo Guide: Host Plants & Butterflies


Windsor Now & Then Special Pollinator Feature:
Bumble Bee Conservation
How to Create a Pollinator Garden

Town Pollinator Planting Day
[June 10, 9am - 1pm, Town Park & Town Hall]

Native Pollinator Plant Sale & Community Market
[June 10, 11 am - 2 pm, Historical Museum lawn]

Native Beekeeping: Economics, Ecology & the Plight of Our Native Bees by Dr. Robert Gegear
[June 6, 6- 7 pm, Notchview]

Community Read Discussion: Our Forgotten Pollinators
[June 13, 7-8:30pm, Town Hall]


Celebrate Moth & Nighttime Pollinators Week*
[July 24, 8 - 10pm, Tamarack Hollow Nature & Cultural Center]
*Event details in June 2016 Windsor Now & Then