We’re officially halfway through No Mow May, as our gardens and green spaces begin to spring to life!

Thanks to those who have taken part, we’ve boosted 1,307,509,962 square metres of lawns for nature – that’s nearly the size of Greater Manchester which is now a sanctuary for pollinators and plants alike.

This week dive into Mark Schofield’s #NoMowMay garden diary. Find out how Plantlife’s Road Verges Advisor achieves a ‘zero carbon cut’ in April, and which wildflowers are starting to appear in his small garden in May.

If you want to find out more about liberating your lawn for the rest of the year there is some wonderful guidance on the plantlike website.

Liberating your lawn link

30 days wild in June – request your packs now

The UK’s month long nature challenge.

30 Days Wild is The Wildlife Trusts’ annual nature challenge where we ask the nation to do one ‘wild’ thing a day every day throughout June.

Your daily wild activities can be anything you like – you might be having breakfast with the birds on Monday, feeling the grass between your toes on Tuesday, and watching wildlife webcams on Wednesday. There’s no set structure, so you can take part in a way that suits you. Alongside benefiting your local wildlife, taking part in 30 Days Wild is scientifically proven to make you feel happier, healthier, and more connected to nature.

Anyone can take part in 30 Days Wild, we even have resources for schools, care homes and businesses. Sign up today and receive a FREE pack in the post, plus lots of inspiration for activities.