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No Mow May Has Begun – Residents in Village of Homer Can Still Sign Up And Help the Bees


Today is the first day of the month of May and like the old saying goes “April showers bring May flowers” the flowers and lawns will be able to grow more to help pollination and help the newly emerged bees.

According to BeeCityUSA.org, this time of year is a critical time for hungry and newly emerged bees as floral resources may be hard to find, especially in urban and suburban areas.

“By allowing it to grow longer, and letting flowers bloom, your lawn can provide nectar and pollen to help your bee neighbors thrive…. Mowing less creates habitat and can increase the abundance and diversity of wildlife including bees and other pollinators. One way to reduce mowing is by participating in No Mow April, No Mow May, or Low Mow Spring.”

BeeCityUSA says online

The organization also reminds those interested in participating, that you do not have to avoid mowing your lawn for the entire month, but can mow every two or three weeks. That interval can increase flower blooms and offer food for bees.

Village of Homer Deputy Mayor Pat Clune noted during last night’s Village Board of Trustees meeting that participants also do not have to leave their entire lawn un-mowed, but having a small patch can also be a way to help the bees.

Residents in the Village of Homer who are interested in participating must contact the Village Offices and sign-up to avoid a code violation. All lawns must return back to compliance by June 7th.

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