Life and Death At a Rain Garden
Don't call it an unmowed ditch. It's a rain garden. I spent an hour analyzing an intentionally soggy patch of ground yesterday. In spite of what the tree huggers would have you believe, it seems very difficult to achieve the ideal level of water drainage. Mosquitoes and other insidious pests were thriving at this site. A couple dozen birds were gorging themselves on the feast but there clearly weren't enough bug eaters to quell the insect insurrection.