The Town of Carrboro is participating in No Mow May! 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.
Learn more below and at https://beecityusa.org/no-mow-may/
- Reducing how often you mow allows flowering plants to bloom, providing bees and other pollinators with food and habitat they need to survive.
- Researchers in Wisconsin studying the impact of No Mow May found that participating yards had three-times higher bee species richness and five-times higher bee abundance than nearby parks that had been mowed.
- Many pollinator species emerge in May from their hibernation or wintering habitat and flowers in your yard can provide them with a critical first meal.
- Regular lawn mowing favors grasses and other low-growing species. Mowing your lawn less can allow different species to thrive, increasing biodiversity.
- Researchers in Canada have found that certain allergenic species, such as ragweed, can be decreased simply through reducing lawn mowing frequency.
- As part of its commitment to Bee City USA, the Carrboro Town Code was updated to allow managed natural landscapes. No Mow May is one way you can participate!