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 populations.
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.