This newsletter item from my local birdseed store made me smile:
“Winery Used Wild birds for pest control
The Solution for Local Organic Vinyard Left Bend Winery of Los Gatos has enlisted birds in pest control at their organic vineyard. They have installed 10 bluebird boxes, 2 barn owl boxes plus several raptor perches. These boxes, plus a strip of native habitat in the middle of the vineyard give the birds a place to live and raise young. They in turn will fly out into the vineyard and snatch unwanted insects, while the owls and hawks work on rodent control.” Newsletter link
Any one know of similar endeavors using wild life to reduce human impacts?