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Old 07-17-2012, 01:12 PM   #1
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Default What can be learned from insect survey?

My favorite prairie ecologist speaks about what he hopes to take away for use in decision making,from a recent bee and ant survey at the prairie.

First Impressions From My Insect Week | The Prairie Ecologist

It makes me think about the way we approach our overseeding efforts in those degraded prairies. Maybe we need to be using lots of seed in small areas to establish patches of flowers with enough density to attract pollinators, rather than spreading that seed more lightly across large areas. Very thought provoking. I need do some investigation, and see whether we’re getting seed production from plants that are scattered at low densities across degraded remnant prairies.
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Old 07-17-2012, 03:26 PM   #2
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I've only read the quote you provided so far, but it is interesting and make me consider how I can apply it to my small scale project.
"If suburbia were landscaped with meadows, prairies, thickets or forests, or combinations of these, then the water would sparkle, fish would be good to eat again, birds would sing and human spirits would soar." ~ Lorrie Otto
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