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    For the final question from my PhD defense in 2011, someone asked what additional activities we could do to help native birds in residential landscapes. "Get rid of your lawns!" I quipped. Everyone nodded in agreement. Americans intensively manage these green spaces with fertilizers, irrigation and weekly mowing, rendering lawns insufficient as habitat for virtually any wildlife.

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    Lerman, Susannah ​​B. 2020. Less mowing, more b​​uzzing: 'l​​azy lawn mowers' create a buzz for bee conservation. The Wildlife Professional. 14(3): 28-31.

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