Less mowing, more buzzing: 'lazy lawn mowers' create a buzz for bee conservation
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The Wildlife Professional. 14(3): 28-31.
For the final question from my PhD defense in 2011, someone asked what additional activities we could do to help native birds in residential landscapes. "Get rid of your lawns!" I quipped. Everyone nodded in agreement. Americans intensively manage these green spaces with fertilizers, irrigation and weekly mowing, rendering lawns insufficient as habitat for virtually any wildlife.
Lerman, Susannah B. 2020. Less mowing, more buzzing: 'lazy lawn mowers' create a buzz for bee conservation. The Wildlife Professional. 14(3): 28-31.