That is a question that came up on GWGT.
Why you say? Some folks don’t consider home gardens “nature” in the broadest of terms. There are some photographers that don’t consider feeder birds “wildlife”. I don’t give two hoots about rigid opinions, but can understand it from both perspectives. Garden design is by its very nature, controlled and not a natural occurrence.
The birds and insects that visit are just that, temporary visitors from the natural world. Sure they can make homes and get food and shelter from a garden, but they don’t live there 24-7. They fly over an expanded territory generally speaking.
Bees can have homes in the garden, provided gardeners don’t dig or weed them out. Birds can live in bird houses or nest in garden trees, but after fledging young, may move off to new places or migrate if that is their way.
I do like this time of year to find interesting photos in the dying and browning landscape. Finding insects is more difficult when temperatures drop below freezing. That lethargic yellow jacket was here in November before the snow. The weather was very cold that day too.
The opening image is a wild turkey feather. I wonder if it escaped the hunters for the Thanksgiving celebration?
I guess in short, just about everything is connected to nature.