Backyard Biodiversity

For Wordless Wednesday…  Four years of intensive planting, lots of native plants and no chemicals, have made my backyard a haven for creatures of all types.  Nice thing is – they balance each other.  I’m not over run by any plant chewing things.  If nature is left to her own devices…  there is harmony.   All these images were taken in my garden this year.  I haven’t managed to photograph the snakes or make new images of wasps and other beneficials. 

Of course, my chickens also help to balance the bugs and fertilize my crazy garden.  A garden-  with the jewels of diversity like these new garden mates – shines so brightly.

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Laura Mathews

Laura is a garden writer and photographer. She writes online content for gardening websites, writes for gardening publications and blogs for three gardening blogs. Her interests are local food, organic gardening, backyard homesteading and native plants. She assists gardening related clients with social media. And occasionally, she'll offer a solicited opinion as a garden coach.


  1. beautiful! what great photos..and creatures to add to your property, congratulations.

    # Posted on August 17, 2011 at 10:24 pm by Dru Peters
  2. Stunning Photos! Their little eyes are so captivating.

    # Posted on August 21, 2011 at 9:50 pm by Brent

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