Bee City USA

You may notice that library lawns look neglected.  They are not. 
 Not mowing the lawns for the month of may--No Mow May--is actually purposeful.

Scientists say that allowing the grass to grow long in the spring helps bees and other pollinators.  
Norwalk is one of a few dozen U.S. cities to join the No Mow May program initiated by the Norwalk Land Trust.

This month, the Norwalk Pollinator Pathway is encouraging residents to take the NO MOW MAY Challenge! The challenge is underway in 12 locations across the City. It encourages residents to let their lawns grow for the whole month of May. Allowing lawns to grow out provides food for beleaguered bees and butterflies that are starving after a long winter. Every flower counts when it comes to providing a meal for our pollinators in early spring. The No Mow May Challenge also mitigates noise and air pollution, as the Environmental Protection Agency attributes 5% of U.S. air pollution to mowers. 

Learn more about the challenge here, #NoMowMay

Seed Library is Open!

Guide to Growing Seeds

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Gardens to visit in Connecticut

CT Gardens

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Fodor Farm, Norwalk, Connecticut August 2021

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On Farming:  A Film By Ryan Andrews. Special thank you to Wright-Locke Farm, filmmaker Emily Sheehan, and composer Clark Rhee.

A Walk in the Woods: Stevens Glen, by Roberta DiBisceglie

Soundscape Ecology: Bringing the Sounds of Nature to Your Yard by Cathy Smith