DID YOU KNOW? We're facing a biodiversity crisis at all levels of all ecosystems on earth, but one of the least discussed, least given any attention to is that of our invertebrates. Yes, the bugs and the worms. They're not charismatic like an elephant or dolphin, sure, but they are the foundation of the food chain.
They are vital to pollination, aeration of soil, decomposition of leaf litter and subsequent release of nutrients, not to mention a food source for many of our well-loved birds, mammals and reptiles. Without them, there is no us. There is no life.
Consider how your life impacts insects and help them out where you can. Can you avoid consumption of produce grown on pesticide-intensive farmland? Can you avoid paving over your front garden and leave a nice garden for these guys to live in? Can you make an epic bug skyscraper for your backyard like this one?