Mowing your lawn less creates habitat and can increase the abundance and diversity of wildlife including bees and other pollinators. One way to reduce mowing is by participating in No Mow May. No Mow May is a conservation initiative first popularized by Plantlife, an organization based in the United Kingdom, but which is gaining traction across North America. The goal of No Mow May is to allow grass to grow unmown for the month of May, creating habitat and forage for early season pollinators. This is particularly important in urban areas where floral resources are often limited.
The City of Superior is proud to be participating in "No Mow May" this year. Parks and some City managed spaces will be left un-mowed during the month of May to help our pollinators survive and thrive. The City Council passed a No Mow May Resolution on April 19, 2022 in support of this effort.
For more information about "No Mow May" and how it helps our pollinators, visit Bee City USA.