A few years ago, the Wilson family set apart a large part of our lawn to be for the express purpose of encouraging wild plants. This is known as “re-wilding”. Since then, this area has attracted many browsing mammals that would otherwise raid our gardens. They forage amongst the grasses and flowers and leave our vegetables virtually undisturbed.
The re-wilding has also become a habitat for frogs and toads, some of which are quite rare. Amphibians, by eating biting insects, play an important role in our local environment. You can hear them singing on late summer evenings.
I think everyone should set aside part of their yard for growing wild plants. It’s good for the environment, and good for us.
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