Silkwood Lodge

Backyard Biodiversity

These images were all taken in my backyard or immediate neighborhood in eastern Sarasota County. We have ugly perfect suburban lawns and icky edgy hedges. Everything manicured within an inch of its life and gallons of pesticide and herbicide to make it all work. But the wildlife comes to visit and live, and for that I’m grateful. There are a few homeowners who are moving toward Florida natural yards, and I hope that becomes a trend. So do the backyard critters.