Early Successional Habitat

Early successional habitat is habitat with vigorously growing grasses, forbs, shrubs and trees, which provide excellent food and cover for wildlife but need disturbance to be maintained. Examples of early successional habitats include weedy areas, grasslands, old fields or pastures, shrub thickets (e.g. dogwood or alder), and young forest. If these habitats are not mowed, brush hogged, burned, cut, grazed or disturbed in some other fashion; they will eventually become forest over time. Grasslands will revert to old fields. Old fields will eventually grow into young forest. Young forest will grow into mature forest.

Birds that live here: American Woodcock, Blue-winged Warbler, Eastern Towhee, Field Sparrow