Through much research, they have learned that the bumblebee populations might be helped by keeping a less tidy yard.
Researcher Dr. Elaine Evans said, “The entire population of next year’s bumblebees are dependent on those queens surviving the winter, and they need that insulating layer of leaves. They’ll be there just under the leaves or just a couple of inches down. So if there are messy corners in your yard where you can leave those are good.”
As much as we might like to keep our yards clean and tidy, those fallen leaves just might help the fragile bumblebee population survive the cold winter ahead.
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