Ardsley Pollinator Pathway

Making significant change, one yard at a time.  

 November is Monarch Butterfly Month in Ardsley

A month dedicated to preventing the extinction of the beloved monarch butterfly

Out of the three main causes of monarch butterfly decline we have direct control over two of them:  pesticide use and loss of habitat. For easy steps you can take to help monarch butterflies in your yard see the November Cross Pollination News - The Monarch Edition. The Monarch Butterfly’s survival depends upon us, and it is time for each of us to take action - in our yards.

Ardsley again achieves Leadership Circle Achievement from National Wildlife Federations (NWF) Mayors' Monarch Pledge  

Ardsley is one of a few municipalities in North America in 2023 and 2022 that earned the Leadership Circle Achievement for the National Wildlife Federation's Mayors Monarch Pledge.  Cities and municipalities in the program commit each year to support endangered monarch butterflies by creating habitat and educating residents on how to make a difference at home or in their community. 

Ardsley is proud to support our beloved monarch butterflies and to have again earned the Leadership Circle honor. Ardsley is now part of an expanding North American network of cities working to create habitat in public parks, public landscaping, vacant lots, roadsides, medians, green roofs, backyard gardens and open spaces throughout the entire community.

Upcoming Events

Holly Days fund raising event, Garden Club of Irvington: Celebrating Pollinators, Pathways, Plants, and Gardens. Thursday, December 7, 10:30 - 3:00

Boutique, presentations, panel discussions, buffet lunch, raffles - all at the Ardsley Country Club.  

The 2023 event will feature a celebration of Pollinators with the following:

Registration ends November 30.  $100 per ticket. To purchase a ticket click here

Invasive Vine Cutting at Macy Park, Saturday, December 9, 10 am - 12 pm

 Full enrollment - registration is now closed. Thank you!

The Mighty Oak - kid's program, Thursday, December 28, 2 pm - 3:15 pm, Ardsley Public Library

 Join the Ardsley Public Library and the Ardsley Pollinator Pathway for this hands-on kid's event. The oak is our mightiest tree, a symbol of strength across cultures and the most important plant for wildlife. In this hands-on activity kids will learn about the oak, ways to identify it, why it is so important, and how to grow it. Kids will plant their own acorn in a pot to sprout in spring and be planted in their yards this year or next. For kids 5 years and up, kids under 5 years must have an adult accompany them. Space is limited to 20 kids. All materials supplied. Register here.

Going Wild With Hedgerows, Meadows and Plants with Kathy Evers, Wednesday, January 17 at 7:30


Kathy Evers returns to inspire us through telling the story about the next steps she took in 2023 to rewild her suburban yard. In 2023 Kathy focused on creating a hedgerow and small meadow on her property as well as nurturing her gardens that were installed in 2022. She will share her lessons learned, favorite plants, tips and tricks to make native gardening easier, and the joy of rewilding her yard. Click here to register. 


Easy Native Trees For Your Yard

Thursday, February 1 at 7:30, Zoom


Easy Native Shrubs For Your Yard

Thursday, February 8 at 7:30, Zoom


We are thrilled to have nationally renowned landscape designer and native plant expert Carolyn Summers present easy native trees and shrubs for your yard. There is a native tree and shrub for every situation, height requirement, and use. Fall in love with our gorgeous native trees and shrubs and help pollinators, birds, and wildlife by including natives on your property. These webinars will not be recorded.  


Easy Native Trees For Your Yard:  Click here to register. 

Easy Native Shrubs For Your Yard. Click here to register.



Introducing Our New Mailbox Gardens How-To Guides

You asked for it and we created it - a step- by- step guide to create a pollinator garden. We give you the design, the materials and quantities you'll need, and the list of plants. Four different garden sizes in each guide. You buy the plants, dig them in, and watch them grow. Check them out - it's easy!

Full-Part Sun Pollinator Wildflower Mailbox Gardens

Full to Part Sun Pollinator Grass and Sedge Mailbox Gardens

Part Shade Pollinator Mailbox Gardens

Full to Part Sun Monarch Butterfly Mailbox Garden 

Join Our Public Garden Maintenance Team!

Three wonderful native plant pollinator gardens were created in the spring of 2022. One at the Ardsley Public Library (April 23), one at AFV Park (May 14) and one at Hart's Brook Park and Preserve (May 21). These gardens are fueled by volunteers to create, install and maintain the gardens. They will not be maintained in any way by Greenburgh or Ardsley. So, we need YOU for the 2024 season! It is a fun team and many friendships were made 2022 - 2023.

Please click here to fill out the survey concerning your willingness and preferences. Thank you so much!



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Our Mission

The Ardsley Pollinator Pathway Project's mission is to raise awareness, educate, and encourage the participation of Ardsley’s residents, businesses, government, and other organizations in the creation and maintenance of healthy pollinator habitats in the Village of Ardsley.

 The world’s community of pollinators is in crisis. 

There are numerous causes for this decline, with habitat loss and pesticide use at the top. 

Conservation techniques work! When homeowners, governmental agencies and private businesses commit to expanding pollinator-friendly, pesticide-free habitats, we will change the future for pollinators and secure our own. We encourage your home to become a node on a path through Ardsley

 No effort is too small! We need your help. They need your help. 

Ardsley Pollinator Pathway Map 

 View our growing pathway that will connect us  with other communities. Add your own pollinator garden to the map. Click on the purple flower pins to learn more about each steppingstone in our pathway.

Visit the Ardsley CAN by 2030! website to learn more about how you can easily reduce your carbon footprint and make small changes to act sustainably.