The practice of collecting fallen leaves and putting them in garbage bags is a waste of resources - both on behalf of homeowners and the environment. Using leaves as a resource rather than spending energy to haul them away will benefit your wallet, your yard and the environment.
Each year, spring rain and snow melt fill up seasonal or vernal pools. These pools provide a unique habitat for many salamanders, frogs, crustaceans and insects to mate and lay their eggs. Although most of the pools will be dried up and gone by mid-summer, their protected waters and the surrounding