Now that the weather is warmer and we are enjoying a fake spring it can be tempting to start cleaning up the yard and garden. Those stalks and dead leaves are where the pollinators and other insects hibernate. Cleaning up will kill bees and butterflies too.
It will get cold again and we will get more snow. The average for March is around 10 inches and for April we can expect 2 to 7 inches. Pollinators will need a place to hibernate for a couple more months. Enjoy the day, go for a walk, ride your bike, leave your rake in storage.