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People and Pollinators Action Network

Remember our tiny friends who need shelter through the winter and leave the leaves!Happy first day of fall! We want to take this opportunity to remind you to #LeavetheLeaves!

Yes, we probably sound like a broken record by now, but leaves and other “litter” are essential shelter for hibernating bumble bee queens and the larvae of numerous butterfly and moth species. Many of these species will happily tuck into a leaf or mulch pile, so you likely already have some nearby. As an added bonus, leaf and mulch piles will also attract beneficial insects like lady beetles, so they’ll already be perfectly situated to attack aphids in your garden when spring arrives!

Read more on our blog: xerces.org/2018/12/10/where-did-the-pollinators-go/

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