Grasses & Legumes

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The Registry of Nature Habitats - Grasses

Components of a Nature Habitat 



Not everyone will be blessed with all sixteen Habitat Components on their property.  This does not mean that introducing as many as possible will not enhance wildlife.  The key is to understand each of the components, what they are, how they assist in nature and what wildlife will be assisted by their availability.


Grasses & Legumes - Are used by birds and animals as cover and food.  Birds will also use the grasses to make nests.  Seeded grasslands are relatively easy to establish compared with other habitat types, such as forests or wetlands, and prairie wildlife species begin using them rapidly. Thus, seeded grasslands can provide valuable wildlife habitat on public and private lands. Several different kinds of seeded grasslands can be established .