Be a litterbug..
Raking leaves? Be a litterbug instead!
Raking leaves disturbs bird habitat!
You see, bugs like it when you are a litterbug, if you are littering with leaf litter, that is. And of course, birds like bugs.
Leaves that are left to decompose create something called leaf litter. It does lots of good things for your yard. Nutrients are replaced in the soil, over-wintering perennial plants are kept nice and cozy in blankets of leaf mulch, and all sorts of beneficial little critters live in it.
Save some time, and don’t rake the leaves, or at least don’t obsess over an immaculately raked yard each fall. Raking leaves disturbs many natural landscaping benefits.