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To help preserve animal population, devote space to native plants
To help preserve animal population, devote space to native plants

I just learned that we've lost about half the world's nonhuman vertebrate animal population since 1970. This is shocking. One of the two main culprits is habitat loss. Can Marylanders help without turning their yards into woods? Devote space to native plants of all types (trees are especially important), keeping in mind that all native wildlife evolved dependent upon these plants. Native plants' berries, seeds, nuts, nectar and leaves all supply food, while they also provide places to live or hide from enemies. Habitat fragmentation is a major problem, so if you join your planting areas together to make a bigger habitat — or even join them with neighboring areas...

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