Is the wind speed reducing the biodiversity in my garden?

It is very windy here in July. I went around looking for creatures, but found only flesh and house flies, ants, birds and some very stirrable Butterflies. Does the wind play a part here?

It’s possible. High winds will cause certain flying species to either not fly or can blow them away. It can also keep smaller animals that might normally be found up near the tops of plants staying down lower where there is less chance of being carried away by the wind.

The effects of wind on insects is part of why there are often more flightless species of beetle and various insects on islands.


You could always try planting some taller bushes, or things growing on lattices, to offer more shelter from the wind.


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