Jamestown, NY – Grasses are the most economically important crop in modern times, providing building materials and fuel, as well as food for both humans and other animals.
On Saturday, August 16, 2014, at the Audubon Center & Sanctuary’s Grasses, Sedges and Rushes workshop you can learn to distinguish these kinds of plants and the importance of each as they provide critical habitat for a number of wildlife
During the 1-3 p.m. class, Instructor Elyse Henshaw will teach several handy tricks for telling the difference between the three and even to identify characteristics of specific species.
Grasses, sedges and rushes each grow in specific conditions and make up important habitats for a number of grassland and wetland species. From Henslow’s Sparrows to muskrats, a number of species rely on grasses, sedges and rushes for foraging, nesting and protection from predators.