How does our actions impact nature? Should nature have a say in the decision-making?
Part of my garden I have allowed to grow wild. The wild part of the garden is full of what people would call weeds such as clover, poppies, dandelions. Such wild areas would drive your average gardener nuts, for they like their gardens immaculate and weed free.
To wildlife wild areas like this is heaven. Bees have a love for dandelions and clover, which are hassle free abundant sources of nectar for their hives. The butterflies and most insects love these places of food and cover, as do the spiders and the birds who live off the insects. Small land mammals come along like hedgehogs to forage and live in the wild area too, and before long there is a party going on in the wild area.
It is sad to see so many gardeners making decisions without considering the wildlife. Worse, some landowners prefer to concrete their gardens, and even go so far as to convert their lawns into artificial plastic grass.
Part of the problem in the decline of bee and bird populations is that gardens, at least in the UK, are increasingly becoming wildlife unfriendly. The decline can be partly reversed if people include wildlife in their decision-making, to provide havens for them to exist in. A wildlife friendly garden will attract the bees, butterflies and birds, which can only enhance the beauty and aliveness of a garden.