You can see the difference that planting wildflowers on your lawn is making for local wildlife by taking part in Plantlife’s survey at the end of May and again at the beginning of July.
Simply count the number of flowers in a square metre patch of lawn and Plantlife will tell you how much nectar they’re producing and how many pollinators they’ll feed, giving you your own Personal Nectar Score.
Why fill the survey again in July? Different species are abundantly in flower in later summer, including white clover, red clover, cat’s-ear, knapweed, selfheal and common bird’s-foot-trefoil.
Lawns are also often more colourful and produce more nectar in July. So, please do repeat your survey and get a new Personal Nectar Score for your lawn. You might be surprised how different it is compared to May!