“In the past, we have asked one thing of our gardens: that they be pretty. Now they have to support life, sequester carbon, feed pollinators, and manage water.”
The above are the words of entomologist/ecologist Doug Tallamy. He points out that the combined area of residential yards across the country exceeds the combined area of at least 13 of our largest National Parks. Transforming even some of this residential acreage of largely unproductive turf grass into pockets of diverse native plants could restore some of the biodiversity that is rapidly disappearing. Small steps like this, taken by LOTS of our neighbors, can help restore some the biodiversity essential to the survival of insects, pollinators, birds, wildlife, and us!