During the month of May, Plantlife is asking gardeners to lock up their lawnmowers and let their gardens bloom helping bees and butterflies flourish.
This annual citizen science activity aims to give a much needed boost to pollinators which have sadly suffered decline in recent times as highlighted by Plantlife:
“We’ve lost nearly 97% of flower rich meadows since the 1970s and with them vital food needed by pollinators, like bees and butterflies, have also disappeared. With over 20 million gardens in the UK, even the smallest grassy patches add up to a significant proportion of our land which, if managed properly, can deliver enormous gains for nature, communities and the climate.”
This is why Plantlife is calling for everyone to get involved with #NoMowMay and let wild plants get a head start on the summer.
Find out more about how you can get involved here.