Excuse the Weeds. We're Feeding the Bees for 'No Mow May'
Have you heard about the ‘No Mow May’ movement?
🤦♀️ Are you de-mow-tivated to care for your lawn?
🌼 Why GRASS-p for motivation when you can LEAF it or later plant a garden instead.
‘No Mow May’ invites you to relax and let the grass grow a little while longer. It may be tempting while at home to fire up the lawnmower to tidy up your green space but we are asking you to consider hitting the brakes on that idea.
Let the first flowers of spring fully emerge to support the pollinators who are recently awakening from hibernation.
Make the pledge to be a Pollinator Pal and join the No Mow May 2022 movement.
Every Flower Counts During No Mow May
🌼 The ‘Every Flower Counts‘ campaign in the UK found that 80% of lawns supported the equivalent of around 400 bees a day from the nectar sugar produced by flowers such as dandelion, white clover, and selfheal.
🌱 The highest production of flowers and nectar were found on lawns cut every four weeks. This longer, unmown grass had a wider range of flowers. (Source: Plantlife UK)
Did you know that many of the 20,000 species of bees help pollinate 85 percent of food crops and fruits around the world?
🐝 Bees are vital parts of our ecosystem, acting as highly efficient pollinators of our food crops as well as for wild flora.
In recent years their numbers have been decreasing by the billions due to habitat loss, pesticide use and climate change.
🌼 It is important to note that this movement is not just about the bees. Bees, flies, butterflies, moths, beetles, hummingbirds and some small mammals all act as pollinators.
These creatures carry pollen on their bodies and move it between flowers. This seemingly small and nearly invisible act is the very basis of natural landscapes around the world.
We must do our part to support local biodiversity by protecting the habitats of these essential creatures!
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