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Don't Start Your Spring Cleanup Too Soon!

Photo of an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail by Karalyn Lamb

Many butterflies and moths, such as the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail in the photo, overwinter in chrysalids hidden amongst dead leaves and stalks. Waiting until the weather warms up a bit before tidying up your yard allows them to hatch out and thrive. 

Not sure how long to wait? Check out this advice from the Xerces Society

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