Open natural areas such as meadows, prairies, and "oak openings" are declining habitats, which spells trouble for the species that depend on them.
Barbara Lucas reports:
For more information on preserving grassland habitat for birds, see this booklet by MNFI and MSU Extension: http://mnfi.anr.msu.edu/education/ag-bird-booklet.pdf
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