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February 10, 2020 - Good News Network

Want to Help Bees? Leave the Dandelions Alone This Spring

Want to Help Bees? Leave the Dandelions Alone This Spring
Bees and dandelions File Image: (c) Photabulous!

If you ever wanted to help dwindling honeybee populations, ecologists are encouraging that you “learn to love weeds” and leave the dandelions alone this coming spring.

At the start of her tenure as the new president of the oldest ecological society in the world, Jane Memmott reminded everyone last week that working to live in harmony with nature can be as simple as keeping your lawn pollinator-friendly. The Bristol University professor admitted she mows around the dandelions and buttercups when she cuts her grass because “you can’t personally help tigers, whales and elephants, but you really can do something for the insects, birds, and plants that are local to you.”

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