Every morning when we come to work, we encounter these signs in the gardens and roundabouts of our city:
"We are not cutting the grass...to feed the bees! Thanks."
Lousada is a Pollinators friendly municipality.
Spontaneous wild vegetation, often considered unpleasant to the eye or “useless”, is fundamental to wildlife, particularly pollinating insects (such as bees), on which all life on Earth depends.
Due to the pressure of human activities and the consequent loss of wild habitat, pollinating insects are going through a period of sharp decline, with severe consequences on agriculture and global health. As a contribution to the safeguarding of pollinating insects, the Municipality of Lousada will stop cutting the “grass” and assume the spontaneous vegetation in the green spaces that were duly marked with identification plates.