Spend less time running your lawnmower and more time watching the butterflies!

Let’s Pledge a Plot for Pollinators

Consider converting an area of your yard to wildflowers to help your protect favorite butterflies, birds, bees, and more!

We have reached our goal of converting 1 acre of lawn to native pollinator habitat

Goal: 43,560 sqft, Current Pledges: 90%
Pollinator

Sign up for this program:

Purple Cone Flower

Participants will be provided with the following:

  • Our specially selected native wildflower seed mix
  • Site specific recommendations for the best growth results!
  • Participants are provided these resources at no cost

What are the requirements?

  • Provide 100 to 500 sqft of yard space and maintain it as a wildflower plot for 5 years
  • The planting location must be within Warren County, NY
  • Share one image of your wildflower plot with us!

Can I get guidance for selecting an area?

  • Absolutely! On our site visit, we can help you select an area and make sizing recommendations for the plot.

*** Seed Pick Up:

Pick up date and time: Friday, May 31st from 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Location: 394 Schroon River Road, Warrensburg, NY 12853

Apply here
New England Aster

What’s in the wildflower seed mix:

We have curated a native seed mix specific to the soils in Warren County and will do well on both partial shade or full sun sites.

Annuals & Biannuals:

Partridge Pea, Brown-eyed Susan, Indian Blanket, Evening Primrose

Perennials:

Eastern Red Columbine, Swamp Milkweed, Butterfly Weed, New England Aster, Lance-Leaf Coreopsis, Spotted Joe Pye Weed, Ox-Eye Sunflower, Blazing Star or Gayfeather, Wild Lupine, Wild Bergamot, Beard Tongue, Black-eyed Susan, Sweet Black Eyed Susan, Rigid Goldenrod

Sign up here!
Cutleaf Coneflower
Joe Pye Weed
Blackeyed Susan

Pollinator Peril

Due to many factors, the pollinator populations in New York are on the decline. Be it habitat loss, habitat fragmentation, overuse of pesticides or any number of other reasons, this is something to be concerned about. By converting some of your mowed lawn to wildflowers, you will provide habitat and connectivity around the county to bolster pollinator populations. This can help increase fruit tree productivity, growth of both flower and vegetable gardens, and other wildflowers found in the area.

WC Muni Wildflower Plots