You may have seen an innovative lawn-mowing technique at St Martin’s Church, Gospel Oak, last month, thanks to Sergio from our group:

Bee friendly lawn at St Martin's church, Gospel Oak
Bee friendly lawn at St Martin's church, Gospel Oak

It got a special mention in the church newsletter from Revd. Chris Brice:

‚ÄúSergio cut our grass & hedgerows with a bird & insect friendly eye: hence the attractive islands of wild flowers & grasses”.

This is an easy way to help bees – and councils can do this too by making sure that grass verges and areas in parks are not cut short, ensuring bee-friendly wildflowers can grow. It certainly helped attract bees in Gospel Oak:

Bee at St Martin's church, Gospel Oak

Find out more about the disappearance of bees and ways we can help them at the Vanishing of the Bees film screening on Tuesday 10 July.