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Wildlife Outdoor Expo

The large varieties of viburnum can be pruned into a more manageable size. Height: 2 to 30 feet (many are in the 4 to 6 ft. range)Flowers and fruit: The beautiful white flowers are sometimes fragrant and bloom in spring and last through summer. Some of these shrubs also have showy clusters of beautiful red berries Best varieties to try: Cranberry viburnum (V. Trilobum) is tough variety. Nannyberry viburnum (V. lentago) produces berries and it also produces sucker plants. Arrowwood viburnum (V. Dentatum) makes a great choice for nesting and shelter. USDA Zones: 3-8 Many hollies are evergreen which makes them especially good for wildlife in the winter months. They are favored in the home landscape due to their beautiful deep green leaves which seem to always shine.

Wildlife Safari

Since the early 1800's, the Southern Great Plains habitat of this key species has been reduced by 90 %, which has been instrumental in an 85% decline of the grouse's population. 'The lesser prairie-chicken will disappear forever without protection of the Endangered Species Act,' said Jay Lininger, an ecologist with the Center for Biological Diversity. 'Voluntary measures that preserve a little habitat are convenient for some, but they won't be effective for the prairie-chicken. ' The lesser prairie-chicken is threatened by habitat loss and degradation from livestock grazing, agriculture, oil and gas extraction, herbicides and unnatural fire as primary threats to the lesser prairie-chicken. Habitat fragmentation from fences, power lines, together with disturbances from roads, mining, and wind energy production also affect the species. Climate change and drought are increasingly important threats.