In honor of Endangered Species Day, I ask you to consider reducing or removing your lawn.
The single biggest factor to cause a species to become “endangered” is loss of habitat. Where does that habitat go? To parking lots and grocery stores and hotels and farms and suburban neighborhoods.
Will removing your lawn provide habitat for an endangered species? Probably not, but it could provide habitat for a species that was once common in your area. It could provide habitat for species that are declining and on their way to becoming endangered. So many endangered species stories start with “the once common …” Removing lawn and replacing it with native plants can not only provide habitat, but will also reduce the time and energy needed to maintain your yard.
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