St. Thomas Pollinator Path

All for the common good.  


Good stewardship of the land and sustainability is integral to the common good.  In the Biology Department, we take sustainability very seriously.  It is part of our curriculum, research and outreach to the community.  Our new Pollinator Path is another example of how we are working to make St. Thomas, and the larger community, a better place.  We began this project to provide more food, in the form of pollinator-friendly plants, to both native, and non-native (honey bees) pollinators.  In doing so, we've also increased the number of perennial plants used in the flower beds, provided outdoor locations for research and laboratory experiences and learned a great deal about what plants really are used by pollinators (more about that on later pages).

This has been a joint project between the Biology Department and the Grounds Department from Facilities Management--it would not have happened without their invaluable contribution.  We would also like to thank St. Thomas neighbors who donated native plants for our pollinator garden and our local retail plant suppliers--Gertens, Wagners and Malmborg's.  Lastly, we'd like to thank Kate Norlander and Colin Hall from University Relations for the beautiful signs on our Path.


To find out more about our Pollinator Path, use the links below


If you have further questions or comments, please contact Catherine Grant (greenhouse manager; or Doreen Schroeder (


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