We need more urban corridors of plantings that can sustain our pollinators….

A client in Chevy Chase was wondering how she could attract more pollinators to her gardens- she’s filled her yard with some of the best: Asters, Joe Pye Weed, Cone Flowers….

But what’s in her neighbors’ yards? Barberry bushes, Cherry Laurels, Turf…Isolated islands of diversity don’t provide enough habitat for all the many insects, bees and butterflies we want to encourage.

On a larger scale, look at what researchers have found out about mammal extinction rates in fragmented forests:

In Fragmented Forests, Rapid Mammal Extinctions