Add Your Lawn to Gigantic Garden

Noisy yards have become scarce, says Jody Susler, vice president of Orange County Audubon Society, echoing concerns expressed by ecologist Doug Tallamy and others. They worry about the widespread habit of covering yards with grass and plants treated with neonicotinoid pesticides that damage the nervous systems of insects and birds. Consequently, pollinators that keep plants reproducing are disappearing, and the chirping chorus is silenced. They suggest remedies, large and small.

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