Our Mini Meadows project aims to promote the creation on loads of … yep, you’ve guessed it … mini meadows, by simply encouraging people not to fully mow their lawns or grass verges. Experts estimate that a shocking 97% of the UK’s meadows have been lost since the 1930s! Yet, many of us are fortunate to have lawns that we often mow to within an inch of their lives. We hope to inspire, encourage and support as many locals as possible to try not mowing all of their lawn and see the results:
1. what wildflowers appear
2. what butterflies, bees & other insects appear?
3. what other wildlife enjoys it?
4. how does it make you feel?
We’re also hoping to work with community councils, local schools, organisations and landowners, as well as Pembrokeshire County Council. It doesn’t matter how small or big your garden is, even a small amount of unmown lawn can benefit nature.
1st May is the start of #NoMowMay for many people. It doesn’t have to be a massive area as even a small wild area helps. We’re looking for residents, home-owners, businesses, organisations and landowners across the St Davids Peninsula and beyond in Pembrokeshire who will join us in trying to help our wildflowers and wildlife by going a little wild this summer! In line with the BLUE campaign we’re asking anyone who does this to put up a blue heart to help highlight the project to others and encourage more people to partake. We’ll even make you a blue heart from recycled wood if you’d like one and you can decorate it. Message us or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
So, have a think and drop us a note. Together we can help our natural environment through some simple small steps. #NoMowMay #SayNoMow #natureisntneat MagnificentMeadows bluecampaign. We’ll be following the guidance and ideas of organisations & campaigns like the BLUE campaign and Plantlife Cymru with their Magnificent Meadows Cymru project. If what we’ve written above interests you, then please add a comment or email us.