This month is No Mow May.
It is a campaign to encourage people to stop mowing their lawns for the whole of May.
Doing this should give flowers the chance to grow and produce nectar for pollinating insects such as bees, butterflies and moths. Research has found that simple changes in mowing can result in enough nectar for ten times more bees and other pollinators.
We are proud to manage a number of wildflower meadows, including chalkland grass along escarpments on the north downs. Allowing these meadows to mature and shed seed before cutting and collecting, helps to promote seed spread and encourages pollinators.
With a decline in wildflower meadows this campaign is important in keeping areas alive with wildflowers and pollinators.