A current movement is to not mow our lawns during May in the belief that it will provide sustenance for native pollinators. It does to some extent, as lots of dandelions feed the native bees. But then the neighbors who do not want dandelions apply even more herbicides. It might be better to turn parts of our lawn to year-round, low, flowering cover and grasses… may give it a try.

Our native bee nest box is crowned with a bird nest, though no bird has been seen building it. The Baltimore Orioles and bees are enjoying nectar from the flowering Crabapple. Several Teal remain on the lake. Will they nest here this year? Pa Cardinal is singing his heart out each morning. And occasionally, the Pileated Woodpecker heralds its arrival from the nesting woods across the lake. Things are getting back to normal.

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