Turning your gardeninto a refuge for all forms of wildlife may demand a new way of thinking aboutinsects and spiders. When, at the end of summer, you notice that most of theleaves on your oak tree are riddled with holes, rejoice!The caterpillars that created those holes are what bird food looks like! Whenyou spot a colony of aphids on the stem of a favorite plant, leave them for theladybird beetles and woodpeckers. In late summer, as you notice that thepopulation of harvestmen (relatives of daddy-long-legs) has boomed, thank them,for they are working on your behalf. And rather than be frightened by thattwo-inch long black wasp crawling across a cluster of milkweed blossoms, greether as the helpful predator she is. Excerpted from The Life in Your Garden: Gardening for Biodiversity by Reeser Manley, Marjorie Peronto All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.