The threat of global mass extinction of bees, and the alarming decline in many native bird species, are key topics of discussion today. The main causes of this situation are intensive cultivation of monocultures and the wide-scale use of pesticides, that in turn lead to the destruction of traditional habitats and the various food sources they provide.
We know that if just one species in a food chain is lost – and thus no longer able to perform its particular function – this will inevitably lead to the extinction of further species, and a reduction in the stability and productivity of the entire ecosystem. The preservation of biological diversity is guaranteed only if pollinators are able to survive – and each of us can contribute to supporting and strengthening them by creating a natural garden that welcomes and sustains these species, providing what they need to flourish.
The difference with a natural garden is that it is not created by human hands – at least not in the usual sense, with a great deal of effort and expenditure. A natural garden is about creating an ecologically balanced slice of nature – one that is not shaped by external forces, but works with what is already there. Turn your garden into a wildlife wonderland – and help to save the environment!
Ursula Kopp is an experienced non-fiction writer. The many successful publications In her bookshop, Ursula Kopp, cover the garden, nature, and animals, with a focus on an attractive design and extraordinary visual material. Ursula lives in Munich, in Germany.