The sanctuary’s 12,000 square foot pollinator gardens support our most fragile creatures by providing critical shelter, sustenance & migration space for butterflies, hummingbirds, bees, and other pollinators. As an official MONARCH WAYSTATION, the sanctuary gardens also provide food and nectar for precious monarchs and caterpillars.
There’s something taking root and growing in Connecticut and Long Island…kindness! KINDNESS GARDENS, an environmental initiative between the sanctuary and the Manhasset Rotary Club, work to beautify the land while increasing the number of truly native plants in each ecoregion. 2021 Kindness Garden plants were grown specifically for the Long Island region in order to thrive in the coastal climate while promoting local pollinator health and propagation. Over 5,000 square feet of pollinator habitat was planted as a result of the initiative.