Wilton residents asked to let lawns grow to help feed pollinator populations
The Wilton Conservation Commission and the Pollinator
Pathway are asking residents in the town not to mow their lawns this month.
Organizers say winter is a starving season for bees and
butterflies. They say four weeks without mowing will allow wildflowers like
daisies, dandelion and clover to crop up and help feed and stabilize pollinator
The Pollinator Pathway says it's important for homeowners
to think about shrinking the size of their lawns permanently to make room for
local wildlife. But they say a month of growth is a good place to start.
The Pollinator Pathway is a project started in Wilton back
in 2017. It has since spread to 200 towns across the Northeast.