Since 2019, wildlife charity Plantlife has been urging garden-owners and councils to sign up to No Mow May, an initiative designed to encourage wildlife and habitats to flourish.

Ludlow Town Council is pleased to take part in the scheme again and has identified several key areas within the community where the grass will be allowed to grow freely throughout May.

They are also calling on residents to join No Mow May with their own gardens.

Approximately 97% of flower-rich meadows have vanished since the 1930s and with their loss, vital food needed by pollinators like bees and butterflies has also gone.

By joining this initiative Ludlow Town Council and residents can actively contribute to the preservation of biodiversity. No Mow May presents an opportunity to create sanctuaries for pollinators and to help tackle pollution.

The designated areas where grass will be allowed to grow freely during May are: Housman Crescent Play Area; Linney Riverside Park; Henley Orchards and Weyman Road All sites will have posters displayed to make it clear that the grass hasn’t simply been forgotten.

"We encourage everyone gardening for nature to cut less for longer," says the charity on its website. "Results from our previous No Mow May surveys show that keeping two to three different lengths of grass throughout the summer will maximise the diversity and quantity of flowers and the nectar they produce.

"Whether you have a postage stamp yard or a rambling estate, we can all make a difference in our own way. You can even grow a mini meadow in a pot. If you leave one with bare soil, perhaps local wild plants seed will find their way in."

Plantlife is a charity that aims to make lasting positive change for wildflowers, plants and fungi. Their mission is to protect and restore, connect people with nature, work in partnerships, collaborate and influence.

A healthy lawn with some long grass and wildflowers benefits wildlife, tackles pollution and lock away carbon below ground. Join Ludlow Town Council with #NoMowMay and help cultivate a greener future.

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