Ecology of the Yard

On a whim, as part of my efforts to do right by the garden, and partially also to establish a kind of baseline, (and for something to do while I ran off prints) I counted up the species I’ve seen in the yard.

It took a lot longer than I thought, and came as something of a surprise. There are over 160 species of plant and animal that I know of that either live in or visit my yard. That’s rather more than I expected.
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