Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Invasive Grass Provides Cover to Mice

According to research, invasive beach grass is indirectly hurting native lupine in California by providing cover for mice that eat the lupine's seeds. The mice have a taste for lupine seeds. However, they would usually think twice before approaching the plant because lupine is exposed out on the sand. This makes the mice an easy kill for a bird's dinner. But the beach grass provides excellent cover for the mice to use to get close enough to eat the seeds before the birds come for their food. Click here to read more.