While in Nashville at the National Wild Turkey Federation Convention, we caught up with Pure Air Native’s, Justin Adams. He took the time to sit down and review the power of native plants on the landscape.
In the last few weeks, we have talked with biologists about the habitat requirements for wild turkeys across the country. Some of the key components consist of early successional habitat, insects, and hard mast. To have each of these components on your property at the right time of the year, you need to have native plants and then be managing these native plant communities. There are no substitutes or short cuts for top of the line habitat. By managing diverse native plant communities on both public and private land, the soil, water, air, land, and wildlife quality will improve!
Take time to learn about native plants, the role they play, and how to best eradicate non-native plants! It’s like picking up trash, non-native plants are liter to the plant world!