Each month I will be doing a census of different life forms in the forest garden. I have started with wild flowers and have recorded 50 different species for April, which is very pleasing. The idea is to compare the censuses over the years to give an idea of the evolution of all the ecosystems in the forest garden, and the evolution of the whole garden.
Other censuses planned are for insects, birds and small mammals. Trees and shrubs are a separate case, since they form the backbone of the forest garden, and they will be the subject of different posts as further species grow or are added.