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The Lazy Lawnmower: A Simple Way to Help Native Bees

Thursday, May 20, 2021,
5:30 pm
to 6:30 pm

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Dr. Susannah Lerman mows a suburban lawn as part of her "lazy lawnmower" pollinator research. (photo © UMASS Amherst)

Celebrate World Bee Day by joining Dr. Susannah Lerman, Research Ecologist with the U.S. Forest Service, to learn how a “lazy lawnmower” approach to maintaining your yard can help restore habitat for bees and other pollinators. Dr. Lerman will review the natural history of bees in lawn-dominated yards and share new research on how mowing your lawn less frequently can improve pollinator habitat, increase bee diversity, and reduce carbon emissions. She’ll also discuss the implications of lazy lawn mowing for ecosystem “disservices,” such as tick-borne disease.

5:30 to 6:30 p.m. via Zoom. Closed captioning will be available. To get the login details, please register here.

This event will be recorded. To ensure access to the recording, please register for this event, even if you cannot attend live.


Thursday, May 20, 2021
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
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Brett Amy Thelen
(603) 525-3394