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Grassland Property in a Growing Area of Oconee County
The property is very near Ga Hwy 53 which is a rapidly moving from mostly agricultural to residential subdivisions. As of 2021 this site is being developed into a public use birding site with extensive bird and pollinator supportive elements.
It is predominantly grass land with some remnant orchard trees and mixed hardwood stands. It contains domesticated perennial pasture grasses, including bahia grass and bermuda grass, but numerous native and exotic weed species have seeded. Some of these include blackberry, purple top grass, goldenrod and ragweed. Due to this diversity, this old field is expected to be very useful to native wildlife.
Open areas, particularly natural open areas with many native grass and forb species, are increasingly uncommon in the Eastern U.S. Therefore, it is particularly important to provide as much of this habitat type as possible in natural areas and other protected areas. A number of uncommon species find these open areas useful during some, or all, of their annual cycle. The Eastern meadowlark, field sparrow, and prairie warbler are some of particular importance that can be favorably influenced by this increasingly uncommon habitat type.
Recreation Status: 2021 and 2022 Plan and Build
Current Recreation: N/A
Planned Recreation: Birding, Hiking
Environmental Stewardship Focus: Birds and Pollinators