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How Do Meadows Help Biodiversity?

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Simply speaking, without biodiversity--defined as the range of organisms present in a particular ecological community or system--the Earth lacks the foundation to support a variety of wildlife (including bees that pollinate much of our food), birds, flora, and fauna that in their collective, diverse chain of relationships, contribute to our planet's sustenance, i.e., air, water, nutrients--elements necessary to support all living creatures on Earth.

Meadows consist of hardy, drought-tolerant native plants, grasses, shrubs, and trees that together provide healthy natural habitat (food and shelter) for wildlife such as bees, caterpillars, butterflies, and birds. Native meadows, with their permeable surfaces and deeply rooted plants, also absorb rainwater into groundwater. Thus, meadows are home to native species and help prevent toxic run-off from flowing from roads, agricultural lands, and lawns from flooding homes, overwhelming wastewater systems, and polluting our streams, rivers, and oceans.


 


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