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Sagegrouse
Sagegrouse

Sagebrush

provides both food and protective cover for animals such as pheasant, rabbit, and sage grouse.

A sage grouse's diet in winter is primarily made up of sagebrush.

Bitterbrush
Bitterbrush

 

You now have returned to an area with more native plants.

The native shrubs around you provide important food and shelter for wildlife.

Big game animals, such as mule deer, elk, and moose all browse on Bitterbrush in the winter when it is available. This shrub provides twigs, leaves, seeds, and bark import to many rodents such as deer mice, chipmunks, and pocket gophers. Rodents help and bitterbrush by scattering seeds to start new plants. Insects, both flies and bees, help pollinate the bitterbrush flowers so new seeds are produced.

Sagebrush
Sagebrush


 
Last updated: 03-25-2013