Wondering why Wellesley is delaying mowing part of the lawn at Simons Park (by the Wellesley Free Library) during May? Its No Mow May!
By waiting until June to mow, they are allowing the grass to grow taller, clover to bloom, and other plants to flower and feed the pollinators.
Citizen scientists where do you see more pollinators on un-mowed or mowed lawns?
Download the Naturalist app, then go to project area and select join Wellesley, MA: No Mow Project. Then observe the pollinators on mowed and un-mowed laws. Post photos of the visiting pollinators to the Naturalist App to let us know what you see. Email any questions to NRC@wellesleyma.gov. Thanks to the Department of Public Works and Natural Resources for this campaign!
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Give them a big shout out!!
Congratulations to Wellesley High Schools' Climate Action Club members Vaani Kapoor, Kaitlin Braun, and Catherine Smith, who won the Community Engagement Award for their work on Solar Power and other initiatives from Project Green Schools' 2021 Green Difference Awards.
Also big congrats to Lisa Moore, Wellesley Natural Resources Commission's Environmental Education and Outreach Coordinator, on receiving a Project Green Schools' 2021 Green Difference Awards for Outdoor Learning and Education.
Thanks to Wellesley Green Schools for taking the time to nominate these outstanding individuals. Way to go, Wellesley!