Ecosystem Gardening is about giving something back to wildlife by healing the wounds caused by human activity in the environment. We can help by creating welcoming habitat for wildlife in our gardens, and when we band together with our neighbors and communities, we can create habitat corridors that give back so much more.

This is part 3 of my series on healing these wounds, and today we’ll be talking about the wound of habitat fragmentation.

Habitat fragmentation endangers wildlife by chopping their available habitat into smaller and smaller pieces, cutting them off from their biological processes.

Many birds are habitat specialists, needing specific habitat elements for their survival. As these habitats are cut into smaller and smaller pieces, many of these birds are now in great danger.

Fortunately, there are things we can do that will help heal the wound of habitat fragmentation.