The state Department of Fish and Wildlife has a well-done snag (also called wildlife trees) page on its website. Go to wdfw.wa.gov/living/snags to learn about their importance.
The text starts out, “Hard to believe, but trees can actually provide more habitats for wildlife dead than when they are alive.”
West of the Cascades, 39 species of birds and 14 species of mammals depend on tree cavities for their survival; nearly 45 species forage in them.
The site has everything you need to know about snags and their place in the ecosystem, and it's visually interesting as well.
More Life Headlines
The Chat ... with son of Reptile Man, Isaac Petersen Today in History Salmon for Soldiers pairs boats and vets for a day of fishing Taking care of each other: Helping ill friends, relatives Lake Stevens man is your guide on Amtrak Meloncholy? Slice your way to delight Sunglasses you’ll never be without Eight things you want your soon-to-be college kid to know
Our to-do list full of ideas for your weekend
Our new comment system is not supported in IE 7. Please upgrade your browser here.