After a long Newton England winter, what a cheer it is to see the flowers bloom and hear the birds sing their songs as the world around us springs to life again. We take the natural world around us for granted, but it’s important to remember how fragile it can be when it clashes with the great American desire for manicured lawns and ‘weed’ free landscapes. Below are some resources to nudge you away from pesticides and towards native plantings to help our critter friends and ourselves.