A garden is a veritable jungle of plant and animal life, if you know where to look. It forms part of an ecosystem that spreads across the city providing transit corridors for a wide variety of bird and insect life. Turning a garden into a “wayside cafe” for these travellers is an important aspect of gardening and biodiversity conservation.
The best known of the beneficial insects are the pollinators, the bees, wasps and butterflies. They carry pollen grains from the anther to the stigma parts of the plant to allow pollination to occur. Bees enable one third of food crops to produce fruit and seed.