Ireland is facing a crisis. Our wild bees are in trouble as there aren't enough flowers in our lanscape to give our bees enough pollen and nectar.
By letting your grass grow in May, native plants like Dandelions provide the best nutrition for our wild bees.
These are some of the common native species you might spot this summer. So join us this May to allow our pollinators to flourish.
If you don't have a garden, you can still help by having some plants on your balcony or windowsill.🌷🌻🐝🌼


Why should I take part?

On the island of Ireland, one third of our wild bees are threatened with extinction. This is mainly because of hunger – there isn’t enough food to support them in our landscape. If all of us chose to put our lawnmowers away for one month, we could start creating a network of places where pollinators can survive and thrive.

How can I join in?

Taking part in No Mow May couldn’t be easier – just lock away the lawnmower for the month of May and wait and see what grows. You might be surprised by what appears over a few short weeks. You might see plants like Dandelions, Red and White Clover, and Birds-foot trefoil, all of which are excellent sources of food for pollinating insects, as well as bees, butterflies, and birds, all attracted by the feast on your lawn!

Why not go further than the month of May, and try all Summer! You will be sure to spot some amazing native wildlife, flora, fauna, and creatures florishing in your garden.

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Miriam Meagher
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