The Eastern Bluebird is native to New York State.

The Eastern Bluebird is native to New York State

Creating a Pollinator Habitat

JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK (April 27, 2022) -- Cornell Cooperative Extension Chautauqua County’s Agricultural Program is excited to announce the Creating a Pollinator Habitat for Growing Workshop, as part of the L.E.A.F. (Learn. Empower. Achieve. And Farm) Program. On Tuesday, May 17th from 6- 8 pm at the Jamestown Community College Carnahan Center you can learn how to develop a pollinator habitat from CCE Chautauqua Master Gardener Volunteer, Pat Martonis. As Pat said, “creating a habitat for wildlife is beneficial and enjoyable”

Whether you are a farmer looking to pollinate crops, a landowner looking to make use of a fallow field, or a homeowner interested in developing a small patch of natural habitat. Creating a habitat for wildlife can be beneficial to humans and the environment. Attracting native pollinators increases vegetable and fruit production and birds and other small mammals can help control pests. Natural surroundings can be as large as a pollinator strip in agricultural fields or just small patch at your house. CCE Master Gardener volunteer Pat Martonis will help you explore a variety of ways to build an environment for the wildlife you WANT to attract in the setting in which you live, work or play.

The LEAF (Learn. Empower. Achieve. Farm.) Series is open to beginning farmers, established farms looking to diversify and grow, agriculture enthusiasts, homesteaders, and EVERYONE in between! Workshops are $5 per participant

Pre-registration is required, to register visit or call 716-664-9502 ext. 209 or email for the registration information.

The Agricultural Program is one of many programs offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County (CCE-Chautauqua). CCE-Chautauqua is a subordinate governmental agency with an educational mission that operates under a form of organization and administration approved by Cornell University as agent for the State of New York. It is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The association is part of the national cooperative extension system, an educational partnership between County, State, and Federal governments. As New York’s land grant university Cornell administers the system in this state. Each Cornell Cooperative Extension association is an independent employer that is governed by an elected Board of Directors with general oversight from Cornell. All associations work to meet the needs of the counties in which they are located as well as state and national goals. For more information, call 716-664-9502 or visit our website at Cornell University Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities.

Last updated April 27, 2022