Why it's important to leave room for insects in the garden

“The most diverse group of organisms on the planet are in trouble, with recent research suggesting insect populations are declining at an unprecedented rate.”

I believe that as gardeners, we can play a crucial role in helping to keep some of the diversity of bugs alive, and that it is extremely important to all life on earth.

Here’s an interesting article, published Dec. 2022 that explains:

The collapse of insects

“Insects are the food that make all the birds and make all the fish,” said Wagner, who works at the University of Connecticut. “They’re the fabric tethering together every freshwater and terrestrial ecosystem across the planet.”

Something to keep in mind when you are wondering what to do about pests in the garden!