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  •  Hawaii is the extinction capital of the world (8+ / 0-)

    With hundreds of species of arthropods being lost in recent times.

    In the book The Race to Save The World's Rarest Bird, mention was made of a study that showed that feral boars (hybrids of the invasive Polynesian and Eurasian boars) in Hawai'i caused so much damage to the forest understory that it took complete exclusion by fencing and 7 years for the arthropod community to recover completely in a given area.

    Remember that when you see Americans needlessly rooting and digging through their yard, tilling ever other month it seems and constantly putting in and out plants.  Gardens can be low-disturbance. Follow the principles of forest ecology.  Your yard may a bastion for a rare butterfly, bee, cricket or spider!

    Thank you to jayden, Dr Erich Bloodaxe RN, Aji and everyone in the Daily Kos community involved in gifting my subscription and gifting others!

    by Nulwee on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 03:00:10 PM PST

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