Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Suburbanites facilitating biodiversity

Considering ourselves as facilitators, not simply destroyers, of biological diversity shines a new light on our place in the web of life. Some of our actions enable other species to thrive where they would otherwise be rare. It is this role that supports the diversity I often encounter around people's homes, and allows it to grow.
John M. Marzluff, Welcome to Subirdia: Sharing Our Neighborhoods with Wrens, Robins, Woodpeckers, and Other Wildlife (New Haven: Yale Univ. Press, 2014), p. 59

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