I was watching the Bees gather pollen/nectar from the clover in my yard the other day and thought, all is good. A day or two later it was time to cut the grass, so I get on the riding mower and give the place the once over. The next day I realize there are no Bees in my yard because I have removed their food source, the clover. There are lots of green areas near me, I live close to a school with a large athletic field but they cut the grass often too. I see these programs on TV about how the Bee population is suffering and wonder if such a simple act as mowing one's lawn and removing the clover is having a negative impact on them. I can already answer that question, it has to be yes. It is the same as me going to my local super market and finding the shelves empty. I have decided that I will not cut my grass as often and that I will try alternating between the front and back yards, cutting one one week and the other the next so that the Bees and other pollinators have a chance. I realize I sound like a tree hugger but as much as I like tearing around town in my muscle cars and riding with the top down in my Skylark I also enjoy the bounty that Nature provides. Maybe a simple act like this will help, who knows?