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.

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

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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.

Trees:

  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

Shrubs:

  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)

Perennials

  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)