Long grass in Czech cities to protect insects

Ever wondered why there are some places with long grass and some that are cut? This way of treating green in the cities is called mosaic mowing and is supposed to protect bees, butterflies and other insects and also keep water in the soil.

Hradec Králové, Brno and some other cities have started with this way of mowing to protect the environment. They leave between 20 to 50 percent of the green uncut. Ecologists got this inspiration from abroad.


Cities therefore cut places close to pavement and benches so that people can walk their dogs or sit down. Other places are left for green and wildflowers.