Let's ALL Live a Little: Sharing Your Garden with Wildlife
Sharing our space. While it seems that there are plenty of wooded areas around us, over all the amount of habitat is greatly reduced and fragmented in urban/suburban areas. Can't the birds and critters just live in the parks? Not really. Healthy populations of wildlife need connected corridors of habitat. Imagine if each suburban landscape left just a little bit of wildness, or a landscape strip along the edge of the garden with native plants- and now imagine that the neighbor did the same, and so on. Suddenly a greater, connected ecosystem begins to emerge. We keep to a narrower footprint on the land and our wild companions can thrive as well.
See Sarah Stein's wonderful book, Noah's Garden