Our suburban gardens are part of a complex food chain with mammals occupying the highest echelon. While some are strict vegetarians and others only carnivores, the majority of our backyard animals are omnivores. They are opportunistic diners, eating from the cornucopia of both the plant and animal kingdoms.
We don’t often see all the animals that live among us. Many are nocturnal and some, such as the black bear and bobcat, may be occasional visitors here. Yet all fill a niche in our ecosystem.