April 27 2023 Blog Environment
How diverse are we? Let us count the ways. In the diversity survey researchers documented 599 species of vascular plants that includes 117 families and 337 genera. There are 59 species of trees, 40 shrubs and 3 sub-shrubs. There are 13 wood vines, 348 forbs, 109 species of grasses, sedges and rushes, and 27 ferns. But wait, there’s more! There are mosses, liverworts and hornworts and then the fungi (you remember our mushrooms sequence?) with slime, molds and lichen (110 species). Three species are of state concern and two of global concern. There are the numbers but beyond that, there are the populations of wildlife that eat, next, and reproduce on the farm.