To protect pollinators, go easy on fall garden cleanup

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To protect pollinators, go easy on fall garden cleanup

A brush pile in near Langley, Wash, is an example of a gardener trying to provide wintertime protection for a variety of wildlife species in his yard, including pollinators.
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For more about caring for pollinators, see this brochure from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations: https://bit.ly/2Gz8aJ6.

To protect pollinators, go easy on fall garden cleanup

A brush pile in near Langley, Wash, is an example of a gardener trying to provide wintertime protection for a variety of wildlife species in his yard, including pollinators.

To protect pollinators, go easy on fall garden cleanup

Decorative plume grasses grow at the W. Atlee Burpee and Co.’s Fordhook Farm in Bucks County, Pa. Stalks of dead or decaying plants, if allowed to stand at season’s end, add drama and texture to snow-covered terrain and provide protection for overwintering pollinators.
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