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'Lazy lawn mowers' can help support suburban bee populations and diversity


March 13, 2018

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Homeowners concerned about the decline of bees, butterflies and other pollinating insects need look no further than their own back yards, says ecologist Susannah Lerman of the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service. In new research, she and colleagues suggest that homeowners can help support bee habitat in suburban yards, specifically their lawns, by changing lawn-mowing habits.Full Story

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