Pollinator Paths is a movement that aims to connect Auckland's parks and reserves together to make pollination pathways. These pathways will help bring crucial pollinators into our urban areas to enable our growing urban food network thrive.
Andrea Reid has been working on this concept since early 2014. It started as a University thesis for her final year of a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree and has now grown in to a fully fledged movement.
This project has won multiple awards and been featured in Whanau Living, NZ Herald, Stuff & the NZ Gardner Magazine. Andrea has also recently presented this initiative as a Tedx Auckland talk.
Andrea is currently collaborating with the Waitemata Local Board, Auckland Council, Auckland Transport, NZTA, WSP Opus, the Gecko NZ Trust, For the Love of Bees, Kelmarna Gardens, The Moth and Butterfly Trust, university students, several local community groups, sponsors & a bunch of passionate volunteers to create a series of prototypes to install throughout Auckland City starting in Hakanoa Reserve Grey Lynn in September 2016.
We will be setting up the organisation as a charity later this year.
We are always looking for like-minded organisations to support our project, so please get in touch if you would like to get involved!
Photo Credit: Jason Dorday/Stuff
This project is for the pollinators. To connect them with their fellow friends and local habitats.
These Pollinator Paths aren't only for the common and iconic honeybees, but also the lesser recognised pollinators; birds, butterflies, moths, skinks, bats, beetles and flies, as well as bumble, leafcutter and native bees.