FIELD NOTES

Mowing is devastating for many species of small insects and animals, but it is most devastating for those - such as grassland songbirds - that are laying eggs and raising young in fields that are cut before offspring fledge. If mowing is required, ensure wildlife has access to alternative, open grassy areas where habitat is vital. Observe before mowing to determine possible nesting areas.

Mowing is devastating for many species of small insects and animals, but it is most devastating for those - such as grassland songbirds - that are laying eggs and raising young in fields that are cut before offspring fledge. If mowing is required, ensure wildlife has access to alternative, open grassy areas where habitat is vital. Observe before mowing to determine possible nesting areas.

Mowing is devastating for many species of small insects and animals, but it is most devastating for those - such as grassland songbirds - that are laying eggs and raising young in fields that are cut before offspring fledge. If mowing is required, ensure wildlife has access to alternative, open grassy areas where habitat is vital. Observe before mowing to determine possible nesting areas.

Research and citizen science observations documenting seasons for nesting activities (vary by region and species of birds) are now being made available to help landowners and farmers determine better times to mow.

ECOLOGY:

The study of the relations of living organisms to their environment; study of ecosystems; study of the environmental conditions of existence.

INTELLIGENCE:

The capacity to learn from experience, to think in abstract or symbolic terms, and to deal effectively with one’s environment. 

ECOLOGICAL INTELLIGENCE:

Rediscovering ourselves in nature.

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