Every place on earth contains some living species. Even a city park is home to more species than you might imagine. By looking closely at a lawn you will probably find 4-10 plant species and many insects- ants, small beetles, and grasshoppers. You can increase the species diversity (biodiversity) of your community by providing new habitat resources. Trees provide bird nesting sites; flowering plants provide nectar sources for pollinating insects. Plants that produce fleshy fruits or nuts (pecans, peaches, plums) are food sources for other animals. When you think about providing sources of food, water, nesting sites or even hiding places, you contribute to the biodiversity of your community!
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