MAMMALS OF WILDERGARDEN
We see small mammals at Wildergarden on a daily basis. They depend on our plants, especially trees, for habitat. They drink from our water pans. Squirrels nest in trees. Chipmunks nest in underground burrows. We believe that these two species have planted a portion of our volunteer trees. Their digging is also known to improve soil aeration and drainage.
We have a vision of conducting future studies of mammal behavior at Wildergarden, with a view towards assessing the ecological benefits they bring. The study of natural animal behavior is called ethology.