ECO ILEADERS - NO MOW MAY 2023
This month we're joining in the national initiative ‘No Mow May’ for the third year running!
We’ve lost nearly 97% of flower rich meadows since the 1970s and with this loss vital food needed by pollinators, like bees and butterflies, has gone.
A healthy lawn with some long grass and wildflowers benefits wildlife, tackles pollution and can even lock away carbon below ground – and best of all, to reap these benefits all you have to do is not mow your lawn in May!
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 people to get involved with #NoMowMay and let wild plants get a head start on the summer.
IGS Eco iLeaders are very keen to help with this important issue by leaving even more grassed areas untouched this year as well as some of our hedges. Last week the Eco iLeaders were outside measuring the area of every grassed section on site which will help us to calculate an accurate Personal Nectar Score at the end of the month.
We're looking forward to seeing which new and old types of wild flowers will bloom, providing a feast of nectar for our hungry pollinators.
At the end of the month, we will join in with Plantlife’s nationwide “Every Flower Counts” survey to discover how many bees the UK’s lawns can feed. Plantlife will send us our very own “nectar score” (which will tell us how many bees our grass can feed), which will also help them learn more about the health of the nation's wild flowers.
Notices will be placed around the site to explain why the grass has not been cut.< Back to all news stories