Some of the old farmland at Big Creek Homestead has become savannah-like with a scattering of trees in grassy areas. Such areas provide one more ecological niche that adds to the biological and visual diversity of the property. As the climate warms, we can expect an expansion of this habitat type in the region. How to manage such areas is a largely unexplored question. Management for warm-season prairie grasses looks like a promising option.
All the photos this gallery were shot at Big Creek Homestead, the photographer’s home near Marquette in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
© CD Burnett Nature Photography