During this week's podcast, we share a new perspective on how to consider managing the resources wildlife require on your property. Often times we get caught up in what can we plant or add, whereas the best alternative may be available every single day! This mindset change involves managing sunlight! This may sound like we have gone crazy and probably super nerdy, however, when we consider the sun as a source of energy necessary for life versus a source for a nice sun tan, we begin to understand its purpose. If we want to be the best habitat managers we have to understand how light is used in each habitat type. If you only have one habitat type, then this podcast will be great as we share why its necessary to have a diversity. A deer's diet is complex, therefore so should our habitat be. If we offer the best nutrition that covers the basis for each portion of the year, then a whitetail will be able to self-regulate and meet its needs!
The more sun that is able to reach the ground means the more energy and resources that are available to wildlife. If the sun's energy is caught up in just closed canopy forests, then you are not capturing and storing that energy in areas accessible for many game species. Enjoy.Learn.Share! #ForLoveoftheLand
closed canopy forest
light energy transfered to chemical engery
whitetail deer diets
Informative Links: http://www.msudeerlab.com/whatdodeereat.asp