Stories from the NFCCA Newsletter, the “Northwood News”

Northwood News ♦ December 2019

Nurturing Nature

Rake If You Must, But Leave the Leaves

By Jennifer McGuire Cox and Eleanor Barkmeyer

This time of year, many of us are busy raking the leaves in our yard.  But you can help wildlife — and save yourself a lot of effort — by keeping the leaves in your yard where they land.

What are the benefits of not raking leaves?

[Jennifer McGuire Cox is a naturalist at Brookside Nature Center and Maydale Conservation Park.  She is also a certified Maryland Master Naturalist; she lives on Belton Road.  Eleanor Barkmeyer is a volunteer at Brookside Nature Center.]   ■

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