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New Brunswick city suspends local bylaw to attract pollinating bees, butterflies

Existing bylaw requires lawns to be cut at less than 20cm

April 30, 2021
By CBC News


The City of Dieppe, N.B. is suspending one of its bylaws for the month of May to encourage residents to leave their lawns unmowed as a means of attracting pollinating insects. A street and sidewalk bylaw in the municipality requires lawns to be cut below 20 centimetres in height. Suspension of the bylaw will encourage the growth of dandelions, which provide nectar for such insects as bees and butterflies. Dieppe’s mayor said the lawn at city hall will not be mowed in May.