I had noticed that in the past years, there were no honey bees in the gardens.
There was a marked decline in pollinators and predators, and it’s taken years to turn it around. This year, we saw a larger variety of bumbles, carpenter and mason bees. Dragonflies returned by the hundreds, wasps, hornets and ladybugs have flourished in the changes we have made to our green spaces.
It was an easy choice to make, and even simpler to implement:
Less grass, more gardens.