Why has the City endorsed No Mow May?

Around 80% of the 1,400 food crops grown around the world require pollination by animals, which include insects like bees. Pollinators also support the ecosystems that clean our air, stabilize our soils and purify our waters, but pollinator populations are declining due to habitat loss, pesticide use and loss of food supply. No Mow May is a small step community members can take to help.

In early spring, pollinator food – nectar and pollen – can be in short supply within urban and suburban landscapes. By allowing lawns to grow longer, it gives a chance for the plants sometimes referred to as weeds (like dandelions and clover) to flower, creating habitat and forage for emerging pollinators and providing vital food sources at a time of year when these resources are scarce.

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1. What is No Mow May?
2. Why has the City endorsed No Mow May?
3. How can someone participate?
4. Are there any restrictions with No Mow May?
5. What about ticks?
6. What about mosquitoes?
7. It's June. Now what?