No Mow May

No Mow May is a simple campaign that asks people to leave their mowers in the shed for a month and let biodiversity blossom on our lawns and verges.

Just by leaving areas of Havant unmown for a month we can boost nectar-giving plants tenfold. This is not only good for local insects – it is also good for us: more insects and more flowers means better pollination of our local nature and farmed crops.

In 2020 lockdown meant that many public areas did not have the same mowing regime as usual – which led to spectacular displays across the borough. So this year let’s make it official.

This year the No Mow May campaign in Havant has three strands:

  • Asking people who have their own gardens to leave a big chunk of lawn uncut for the month of May.
  • Urging the local council to take part and leave specific areas of the borough unmown.
  • Taking part in the Every Flower Counts survey that runs from 22 to 31 May 2021.

No Mow May is a campaign run by Plantlife, the organisation that celebrates and protects wild flowers , plants and fungi that are are so important for everyone.

Hayling Seafront Common opposite Chichester Avenue
The same location a week later, after mowing

Find out more about #NoMowMay on Facebook through Wildflower Island.

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