Part 1: Lawns: Bah, Humbug!

I see no beauty in grass lawns. All I see is lost opportunities to turn our yards into peaceful, quiet, chemical-free spaces for pollinators and others to come, feed, lay eggs and in turn help the evironment in ways most of us haven’t given a single thought about. And when I clicked to Rosamund Portus’ article Make meadows not lawns and saw a gorgeous picture of a street that has done just that, it reminded me that there’s a lot more I can do in my own quest to help the environment. Meadow, courtesy Richard Gillin CC 2.0 Richard Gillin lives in England and took this lovely picture of a real meadow just before Butterfly World in St Albans, Hertfordshire, UK, opened in 2009. Sadly,

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