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Re: Wildlife Food Plots
« Reply #20 on: February 10, 2008, 05:07:40 PM »
Red-Osier Dogwood Cornus stolonifera

Has white berries...might be the one you refer to.... :)

http://northernwoodlands.org/articles/article/red_osier_dogwood_cornus_sericea/
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Re: Wildlife Food Plots
« Reply #21 on: February 10, 2008, 05:22:41 PM »
Actually this is the one: http://www.uwgb.edu/biodiversity/herbarium/trees/crachr01.htm

We used to call them thornapples but I guess it's Hawthorn. If you look at the branch pic enlarged you'll see the long thorns. Then the fruit pic is well ... the fruit that the birds love. I wouldn't want to walk through a bramble of it but they could be planted in rows. I bet the pheasant would love them.

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Re: Wildlife Food Plots
« Reply #22 on: February 10, 2008, 05:55:25 PM »
Don't plant thornapples  unless you want them to take over everything, and they are heck on tractor tires too.

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Re: Wildlife Food Plots
« Reply #23 on: February 10, 2008, 07:34:46 PM »
They never seemed that prolific up north. you'd find 1 or 2 here and there but that was it. To me it was like a honey hole when you did find one. I kept notes on where they were for grouse season.

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« Reply #24 on: February 14, 2008, 11:43:47 AM »
Norm, in addition to the Iowa DNR check out your local Soil and Water Conservation District and the Natural Resources Conservation Service.  Ask specifically about warm and cool season grasses.  I am glad to see you are willing to put in the time and effort to create a buffer strip.  You do not have to enter a program to get the advice from these folks.  The NRCS will send out a field rep to check out your site.  Be sure to be present.  You will learn all kinds of useful info just conversing with them.
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« Reply #25 on: February 14, 2008, 03:45:10 PM »
I will do that Robert, thank you.

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« Reply #26 on: February 14, 2008, 05:23:46 PM »
Ditto! Also contact the Iowa State University Extension. A lot of good information comes out of Iowa.
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« Reply #27 on: February 14, 2008, 06:29:10 PM »
Norm,

Check with Pheasants Forever and National Wild Turkey Federation, they both have good websites.  Alot of their local chapters will supply low cost or free seed for habitat plantings just like you are planning.  Planting several different plots would be great for a variety of wildlife. 


http://www.pheasantsforever.org/
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« Reply #28 on: February 15, 2008, 05:38:06 PM »
Thank you gentlemen, more great sources for me to check! :)


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