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

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 at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the USDA 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.

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

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 at the University of ...

Wed 14 Mar 18 from Phys.org

‘Lazy lawn mowers’ can help support suburban bee populations and diversity, Wed 14 Mar 18 from Science Blog

'Lazy lawn mowers' can help support suburban bee populations and diversity, Wed 14 Mar 18 from ScienceDaily

'Lazy lawn mowers' can help support suburban bee populations and diversity, Wed 14 Mar 18 from Eurekalert

Mowing the lawn less often improves bee habitat

When it comes to improving habitat for beleaguered native bee species, doing less may accomplish more. New research by the USDA Forest Service and partners funded by the National Science Foundation ...

Tue 13 Mar 18 from Phys.org

Mowing the lawn less often improves bee habitat, Tue 13 Mar 18 from ScienceDaily

Mowing the lawn less often improves bee habitat, Tue 13 Mar 18 from Eurekalert

Mow your lawn less to save bees, say scientists

Leaving a fortnight's gap between trims rather than mowing every week helps to grow pollinating plants that bees need to survive, researchers at the University of Massachusetts found. ...

Wed 14 Mar 18 from Daily Mail

To improve bee habitat, mow your lawn every two weeks, researchers advise

American lawns can offer surprisingly good habitat for bees, but not if they're mowed too much. New research suggests the sweet spot is one mow every two weeks.

Tue 13 Mar 18 from UPI

Areas where homes, forests mix increased rapidly over two decades

From 1990 to 2010, the nation's wildland-urban interface grew rapidly, increasing from 30.8 to 43.4 million homes (41 percent growth) and expanding in area from 143,568,227 acres to 190,271,144 ...

Tue 13 Mar 18 from Eurekalert

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