'No Mow May' movement invites residents to let lawns grow to help save the bees

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- If you'd like to help the environment and have a little more free time, you are in luck.

Cities across the area, including Greenfield, are inviting residents to participate in No Mow May.

The title is pretty self-explanatory -- you let the lawn grow freely during the entire month of May. Keep the lawnmower in the shed.

The idea is that by letting grass and weeds grow in your lawn, there is more food for pollinators, like bees, to thrive.

"Just for that one window when the insects and pollinators are here already, but the other native plants haven't come into the seasonal bloom or flourished," said Dennis Fermenich, city of Greenfield consulting forester. "It's that critical window that we are looking at ways to bolster."

Greenfield asks you to sign up on the city's website to participate. So far they've had twice the response they expected.

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