Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Into The Ditch

Moraine Hills SP :: December 2011

When I gave that talk about hedgerows a couple years back I was introduced - via Dr. Rocky Smiley of Ohio State -  to the biological value of ditches. They're not nearly as devoid of life as one might think, and this recent article Into The Ditch at Conservation Magazine explores their potential.  After listening to Rocky's talk back in 2009 I opined that ditches might just be the aquatic cousins to hedgerows. Often ignored and often destroyed outright - but full of potential for expansion of habitat.

2 comments:

A Lady's Life said...

oh this is so true .
So much life finds its way into these ditches. Its amazing.

Dave Coulter said...

ALL - Never mind the muskrats!