Over the years as development has intruded upon natural wetland areas, this critical wildlife habitat has been lost. I believe that we should take every opportunity presented to us as water garden designers to mitigate this loss.
I love the transformation of a sterile piece of earth into a vibrant flora and fauna community. It fascinates me how in a short span of time, these areas teem with life. Within days, water skippers and oarsman bugs find the water. These are soon followed by dragonflies loving the new plants upon which they will lay their eggs. Frogs will settle in, and their croaking lures in salamanders, turtles and, inevitably, predator animals and birds. That is the circle of life completed for the new habitat.