Nature Moments: Bouquets & Biodiversity from Your Lawn

In this installment of Nature Moments, Bowdoin professor and biologist Nat Wheelwright asks what would happen if we stopped — gasp! — mowing our lawns.

Mowing lawns costs time, burns fossil fuels, and produces a biological desert. When Nat let his own grass grow, three dozen flower species appeared, which in turn attracted a diversity of insects that fed birds in his backyard.

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