New Pollinator Signage Installed

In early July LLCT installed five new signs at pocket pollinator gardens throughout town.

The signs were designed in 2023 by Amy Dorfman, a volunteer who worked with LLCT Staff to create a template for permanent signage at LLCT’s pollinator sites. Dorfman had just finished a graduate certificate in environmental policy and international development from the Harvard Extension School and is now continuing with her Masters in Environment and Sustainability Management at Georgetown University.

After visiting the pollinator sites in Lincoln, Amy created two sign templates that introduced passerby to the gardens and emphasized the importance of native plants, biodiversity, and connected habitat. She used photos to show different plant-insect interactions throughout the growing season and highlight nectar and pollen producing plants, as well as plants that serve as “hosts” for different insect species.

Once the signs were printed, Jane Layton, former LLCT Stewardship Coordinator, designed the sign posts and assisted LLCT’s seasonal interns Robert and Joe with the installation process.

Although LLCT’s pollinator pathway lawn signs have served the gardens well and will continue to be used throughout Lincoln, they begin to fade after a few years in the sun and don’t have any information on them about what the purpose of the gardens are. The new signs will be a permanent and informative way to welcome visitors to the gardens.

The project was funded in part with a grant from the Lincoln Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. The grant funds will help cover more than half of the printing costs of the signs, and LLCT is grateful for the council’s generosity.

Site locations and photos:

Lincoln Station Garden, 145 Lincoln Rd, near Twisted Tree Café

LLCT Pollinator Meadow, accessed from the Smith School Parking Lot

Codman Garden, at the intersection of Codman Road and Lincoln Road, near Codman Farm Community Gardens

Codman Island Garden, traffic island at the intersection of Rte 126 and Codman Rd

Stony Brook Garden, at the Stony Brook Trailhead on Rte 117

LLCT’s sites (PDF)