Low Mow May – Helping The Bees

May will soon be here! 

The start of the growing season is a critical time for hungry, newly emerged native bees. Flowers may be hard to find, especially in urban and suburban landscapes. By allowing grass to grow longer and letting flowers bloom, lawns can provide nectar and pollen to help our bee neighbors thrive.

Mowing less creates habitat and may increase the abundance and diversity of wildlife including bees and other pollinators. Mowing less frequently (every two or three weeks) or leaving selected areas unmown can increase flower blooms and provide food for hungry bees.

In keeping with the No Mow and Low Mow movement for May, several areas of Municipal parks and green spaces will not be mowed, leaving them as a habitat and feeding area for the bees and other pollinators throughout the month of May. They are as follows:

  • Privateer Park, Liverpool – centre circle
  • Queens Place Emera Centre, Liverpool – front lawn
  • Path Lake Park, Port Joli
  • Port Medway Lighthouse Park, Port Medway
  • North Queens Aquatic Centre, Caledonia – front lawn

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