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Read Off the Beaten Path

Summer Reading for ages 18 and up at South Windsor Public Library
Begins June 27

 
You may pick up your summer reading packet at the Information Desk or at the bottom of the spiral staircase. This summer, we are concentrating on the following subjects:
          Pollinators, Wildflowers, CT and SW Parks, Gardening and Native Plants.

In your packet you will find - information about CT pollinators, the Passport to Connecticut State Parks and Forests Program through the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, the Belding Wildlife Area in Vernon, CT, Wickham Park, South Windsor Parks, a list of Nurseries where you can purchase Native Plants, gardening information and a themed book list for some reading ideas. We hope you will find some fun ideas for your summer reading and for fun family outdoor adventures!

No registration is necessary. Just have fun!

Here are some links for further information:

Online Resources:
Pollinators

https://www.pollinator.org (Pollinator Partnership)
https://www.fs.fed.us (U.S. Forest Service)
https://www.xerces.org (Invertebrate conservation)
https://www.nps.gov/subjects/pollinators (National Park Service)
https://www.nwf.org (National Wildlife Federation)
Native Plants
https://www.ungardening.org  located in Durham, CT
https://portal.ct.gov/DEEP/Plants/Plants
https://ct.audubon.org/conservation/plant-native-species
https://www.ct-botanical-society.org/gardening-with-natives/
CT Wildflowers
https://www.ct-botanical-society.org/
https://youhadmeatgardening.com/best-plant-identification-app/ - reviews different apps for your phones that will help you identify wildflowers
CT State Parks (check our website for a pass for the parks)
Ct Forest and Park Association Resources- https://www.ctwoodlands.org
Connecticut DEEP  https://portal.ct.gov/DEEP/State-Parks/Connecticut-State-Parks-and-Forests
South Windsor Parks
  https://southwindsor.recdesk.com Information is found under “Parks” at the top of the page
Gardening
  https://cahnr.uconn.edu/extension/ UConn extension programs and services for gardeners
  https://portal.ct.gov/CAES/Fact-Sheets/Plant-Pathology/First-Steps-to-Healthy-Gardening    The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station