About that (new) Sunflower.

April 13, 2023 Blog Environment

About that (new) Sunflower.

The habitat for this “new” species is found along roadsides and logging trails, in disturbed woodlands with sandstone outcrops. This particular species of sunflower is known to crossbreed. Confirmed by the University of Tennessee, the hybrid species. Further confirming the finding, two researchers collected seeds, germinating them and growing them, demonstrating that the species is capable of reproduction with persistent characteristics over generations.

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The Management Recommendations for Improvement

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Grasslands are gone, too.

Some scientists estimate that native grasslands have declined by as much as 99 percent. By some estimates, this resulted in three billion fewer birds on the landscape than 50 years ago. This has harmed both the eastern meadowlark and the bobwhite which are both found on Coal Creek.

April 20 2023 Blog Environment

Landscapes like people get stressed.

Historically, open savannas and woodlands were largely maintained by periodic fire, which served to remove dense blankets of accumulated leaf litter from the ground and promote the growth of fire-adapted trees, such as shortleaf pine. Due to the loss of periodic fire, it is estimated that at least 90% of shortleaf pine-oak savanna has been lost.