Now that we have removed the invasive plants that hinder the pollinators, we are ready to begin planting for the pollinators.
Present in the Sears field are milkweed and goldenrod. Our intent is to support these native plants such that they will continue to thrive and propagate further into the field.
In addition:
The plan for this coming year is to develop “islands” of native plants for the pollinators, along a grassed path that will be developed from the south entrance to the field to the northern end where the honeybees will reside.
We are inviting all interested Weston Wayland Rotary Club members to design their island of native plantings for the pollinators.
Here below are some great resources for application to island creation. As you know, some of the important criteria for the design are season / period for sowing / planting, temperatures, soil types, soil moisture levels, sunlight and shade durations, and soil type. The following are resources for you to choose your native plants for your island design and eventual planting. Use these resources and others to understand the environmental requirements of each species.
Native Pants for Pollinate North Hampton. Lincoln Land Conservation Trust provides a very good set of Toolkits and Plant Kits for fields. Please review and apply those as well. The last is from Mass Audubon, which provides an overview of native Northeast Plants.
Perhaps the most useful resource for our field is the first one, Native Plants for Pollinate North Hampton – This document is available on the Conservations Team’s Google Drive. If you do not have access, please contact Charlie at and he will provide access to the Drive, or will email the document.
Lincoln Land Conservation Trust provides a very good set of Toolkits and Plant Kits for fields: Toolkits and Plant Kits - Lincoln Land Conservation Trust and Rural Land Foundation ( In fact their entire site is helpful.
The last is from Mass Audubon, which provides an overview of native Northeast Plants. Plant a Native Pollinator Garden (
Of special note, it is understood that we are planting in a natural environment, not a backyard where a water hose might provide plentiful water. So let’s communicate and work together on the watering requirements for plant choices and how those will or will not be met.
Where to buy native plants that the pollinators will go to for food and egg laying:
  • Wagon Wheel in Lexington and Concord
  • Johnny’s Seeds
  • Fedco in Clinton ME
  • Garden in the Woods in Framingham
  • Lincoln Land Conservation Trust might have a limited supply, but they sell to their members first.
  • Let’s start a kickstart workshop within the Conservation Team meetings to get these islands going!