Writing prompt – No Mow May

Bee on purple flowers by Judy DarleyAs #NoMowMay begins, it reminds me of how much damage we’ve done to our busy pollinators with pesticides and eradication of much of our planet’s green spaces.

Happily, this initiative from Plantlife offers us the chance to make a difference by… doing nothing. Don’t tidy your garden or titivate your lawn – allow it to grow unkempt and unruly with wildflowers as bees and other insects search for vital nectar.

If you’ve glimpsed my first short story collection Remember Me To The Bees (available from Tangent Books), you’re probably already aware of how much I love natural in general and bees in particular.

This #NoMowMay, can you write a small, celebratory tale about the important work our pollinators do and how we can help them, whether that’s by banning pesticides, planting bee-friendly flowers or just being a little more willing to let our green spaces run wild?

If you write or create something prompted by this, please send an email to judydarley (at) iCloud.com to let me know. With your permission, I may publish it on SkyLightRain.com.