That's what the National Wildlife Federation is saying that you should not do this year!!!!

I bet you can't wait to let the wifey know about this!!!

They say dry, dead leaves are important habitats for all kinds of critters. (The plies also take up parking spots on the Jersey roads too. lol)

Butterflies, salamanders, chipmunks, box turtles, toads, shrews, earthworms, and other creatures live, lay eggs in or eat from leaves, according to NWF's plea with the public to let the leaves stay where gravity left them.

They say if you must rake your leaves, don't rake all of them. Leave some there for nature to do what it needs to do.

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