Tag: grassland

June 23, 2021

Forest conservation may boost bumblebee numbers

Conservation for bumblebees in Illinois is likely lacking in wooded areas where flowers are fewer but critical to their life cycle. Researchers delved into a 22-year-long Illinois Natural History Survey...

October 17, 2017

WSB study: Grassland passerine nest survival goes up in flames

For decades, wildlife managers have used prescribed fires to limit woody vegetation on North America’s grasslands, maintaining them much as natural fires once did. Recent research conducted on the North...

August 17, 2017

Bobolinks reliance on rice raises new concerns

Bobolinks (Dolichonyx oryzivorus) travel 12,000 miles each year to their North American breeding areas, where they have experienced habitat loss and degradation for decades. The declining grassland bird may also...