From the Office of Mayor Ann Groves Lloyd:
At the upcoming May 17, 2022 meeting, the City of Lodi’s Common Council will be considering a resolution for No Mow May. No Mow May is a national campaign gaining in popularity that started in Appleton, WI. The purpose is to encourage people to let their lawns and spring flowers bloom before mowing, thus helping the bees come out of hibernation. According to BeeCityUSA.com, “Mowing your lawn less creates habitat and can increase the abundance and diversity of wildlife including bees and other pollinators.”
Upon passage of the resolution, I would like to encourage all residents to allow all or parts of yards to grow freely from May 17 through May 31. Together we can ensure as the bees emerge for the summer that they have plenty of food and resources to thrive by not removing dandelions or other flowering plants before they bloom.