Pollinator Pathway

In 2021, First Selectman Vicki Tesoro officially declared the Town of Trumbull a Pollinator-Friendly Community and an official stop on the Pollinator Pathway.  In August of 2023, Trumbull’s Pollinator Pathway proclamation was revised to add the wording “native” to strengthen our efforts and support of native pollinator species.

Visit Pollinator Pathway to find information and resources and learn how to establish native pollinator-friendly habitats and food sources for bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and other pollinating insects and wildlife!

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Pollinator Pathway Presentation

Top 10 Powerhouse Species For Our Ecoregion*

These are sorted from highest # of species of caterpillars hosted. (e.g. #1 is the highest # of species). Selected for our local zip code.


  1. Oak (Quercus)
  2. Cherry, Chokecherry (Prunus)
  3. Willow. (Salix)
  4. Birch (Betula)
  5. Aspen, Poplar, Cottonwood (Populous)
  6. Maple (Acer)
  7. Crabapple (Malus)
  8. Blueberry/Cranberry (Vaccinium)
  9. Pine (Pinus)
  10. Alder


  1. Blueberry
  2. Blackberry, Raspberry
  3. Hazelnut
  4. Dogwood/Bunchberry
  5. Native Rose
  6. Serviceberry/Shadblow
  7. Viburnum/ Arrowood
  8. Witch Hazel
  9. Sweet Fern
  10. Huckleberry

(The next 10 include, winterberry, NJ Tea, Elderberry, Mt. Laurel, Sumac, Tupelo, Hackberry)


  1. Goldenrod (Solidago)
  2. Aster
  3. Strawberry ( Fragaria)
  4. Sunflower (Helianthus)
  5. Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium)
  6. Voilet (Viola)
  7. Wild Geranium
  8. Panicum
  9. Native Hibiscus
  10. Ironweed (Veronia)