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Flowers and fruit: Small creamy flowers have a slight honey fragrance loved by bees and the clusters of berries may be bright red, yellow or black. Best varieties to try: Winterberry (Ilex verticillata 'Winter Red') reaches about 9 ft. tall with plenty of showy berries in the winter, Yaupon holly (Ilex vomitoria) is a shrub used for nesting by birds. The Oregon grapeholly is a terrific shrub to provide a safe shelter for birds. The branches are dense with evergreen leaves. These shiny green leaves are prickly at the edges and resemble the leaves of several plants from the large family of Ilex species which is commonly known as holly. The Oregon grapeholly prefers shade in areas where summers are hot. Under these conditions, a woodland setting would suit them perfectly. In a perfect setting, the Mahonia shrub can be invasive. It's always a good idea to check the local lists of invasive plants before trying something in the landscape for the first time. Height: 4 to 6 feet Flowers and fruit: They produce yellow flowers in the winter or early spring which are followed by clusters of tiny berries.

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Monitoring will continue with surveys, remote sensing, satellite imagery, disease and movement monitoring, breeding site survey sampling, DNA and net sampling, herpetological web site, predictive modeling, ground truthing and taxonomic affinities an reclassification. Population, habitat and project-level monitoring are also included in the Louisiana CWCS as well as distribution information, length frequency distributions; community-level monitoring and replication. These performance measures provide information that pertains to conservation actions and provide for revisions to these actions if needed. The conservation action and proposed plans for GCN species and habitat monitoring occurs with help from several partners. These partners include but are not limited to Louisiana State University, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, United States Geological Survey, Smurfit-Stone, Natural Resource Conservation Service, Louisiana Audubon Council, Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, University of Louisiana, Tulane University, Barataria-Terrebonne National Estuary Program, United Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Park Service. The Louisiana Comprehensive Wildlife Conservation Strategy is scheduled for reviews and revision in 5-year intervals.