Animals of the Brandis Oaks Savannah
These are the main animals that the study will look at:
began to visit the site before the logging had been completed. Schreiber
and Eltzroth agree that the changed
habitat should benefit local bluebird populations.
are currently being set up to
augment and better manage bluebird nesting habitat, but long-term plans
provide nesting habitat through the gradual and episodic dying of
and trees in the oak savannah area. Birdhouses
to be used in the residential and staging
(rocked) areas indefinitely.
- Schreiber, Hoyer, and Eltzroth all agree that western gray
squirrels will likely begin to occupy the new habitat almost
they aren't there already. Apparently,
most of the gray squirrels in Corvallis
natives (as opposed to Salem,
where most of the gray squirrels are exotics), and the wildlife experts
agree the opening of this canopy should result in increased local
of the animal.
- Both Schreiber and Hoyer believe these animals may already
exist on the site. I am preparing to go
out with Hoyer in the next few weeks to try and verify their existence. Snakes
live principally on slugs and,
according to Hoyer, may actually develop greater population
densities in the residential development than in the oak savannah.
butterfly - These
animals haven't been sighted on the project site yet, but the Kaye
indicates they may well migrate to the area
Other Animals the Brandis Oaks Savannah Restoration
Project Will Look at:
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