Posted by: Sandy Steinman | October 28, 2022

Leave the Leaves! These Invertebrates Depend on It. 

The Xerces Society reports

When the temperature starts to drop and flowers close up shop for the winter, it’s normal to wonder where all the little creatures have gone. For most invertebrates, the answer is that they’re still right next door.

Your garden’s wild residents benefit immensely when you practice good neighbor relations, leaving things a little messy and wild with a variety of leaves, hollow stems, brush piles or dead wood, soil, and flower heads available for winter shelter. That’s not to say you can’t do any tidying up – we have tips for thoughtful autumn cleanup that still leaves space for nature.

Read more at  Leave the Leaves! These Invertebrates Depend on It. | Xerces Society

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