KCA Virtual Club Meeting - Janisse Ray, Author - Shared screen with speaker view
Hi All! Glad to be here! Thank you!
Great to be here. Thanks all!
In case you'd like to share, please see more information on Moody Forest. It's a beautiful place to visit. https://www.nature.org/en-us/get-involved/how-to-help/places-we-protect/moody-forest-natural-area/
Longleaf pine forests provide critical habitat for southeastern biological diversity. Approximately 927 plant taxa are restricted to the longleaf ecosystem, and remarkable levels of endemism occur among amphibians, reptiles, and freshwater fish (Noss 2013). The fine-scale plant richness in some longleaf pine natural communities (40 or more species per square meter or 170 per 1,000 square meters) is among the highest documented in North America (Peet 2006). Additionally, more than 30 animal species are listed as federally rare or threatened (U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service). Longleaf forests also demonstrate resilience in the face of a changing climate.