Ecologists warn leaf raking is detrimental to important pollinators and birds
Selective leaf cleanup is urged
November 15, 2023 By Turf & Rec
Ecologists are warning that raking leaves from lawns in the fall is killing beneficial insects. Brittany Killingbeck of the Hamilton Naturalist Club says important pollinators, including butterflies and bees, depend on leaf cover during the winter months. Birds also depend on insects as a food source. To view a news report from CHCH-TV News, click here.
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