Michigan Communities Establish “No Mow May” to Help Bees

In Michigan, East Lansing for the first time is joining with Ann Arbor and Royal Oak to set up “No Mow May” for the month. The environmental initiative is meant to help bee populations and other pollinators by giving them more possible sources of nectar in the spring by not mowing and instead letting flowers like dandelions, violets, and clover bloom in lawns. East Lansing is waiving its lawn height enforcement for the month, which normally only allows for six-inches of grass. “No Mow May” began in the UK.